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Waxhaw approves rezoning for active-adult project

The Waxhaw Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a rezoning request for nearly 16 acres near Waxhaw-Marvin Road, paving the way for an active-adult subdivision there.

The town’s Development Services Department had requested the rezoning to single-family residential after the town recently annexed the property. The land, slightly east of Waxhaw-Marvin Road and south of Prescott Glen Parkway, had been zoned for single-family use under Union County jurisdiction.

Queen City Land plans on building age-restricted patio homes at the site. Last month, the council approved the developer’s request to remove the minimum tract size on planned residential developments so it could build there.

Queen City said it was unable to obtain the additional acreage needed to meet the ordinance’s former requirement that all planned residential developments be built on at least 20 acres.

The Waxhaw Planning Board had recommended approval of the rezoning, saying that it was compatible with the town’s land use and planning goals.

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