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Waxhaw Planning Board recommends residential, commercial projects

The Waxhaw Planning Board is recommending that the town’s Board of Commissioners approve separate plans to build a 33-lot residential subdivision and a commercial development.

The board voted 5-0 Monday to recommend approval of CalAtlantic’s preliminary plans to build 33 single-family homes on 7.3 vacant acres slightly north of Waxhaw-Marvin Road and west of Peyton Court.

In other action, the Planning Board voted 3-2 to recommend that commissioners approve Brown Group Inc.’s conditional rezoning request to build a mixed-use commercial project on 9 acres at the northeast corner of Providence Road South and Sunset Hill Road.

The company is seeking to develop the vacant site with a grocery store, daycare center, general office building, and a fast-food restaurant. The project has been named Carrington Square.

If the rezoning is approved, Brown plans on subdividing the tract into five separate parcels.

Planning Board members Dan Gingrich and David Hoechster voted against recommending the commercial rezoning, said Dennis Rorie, the town’s development services director and engineer. He said they were concerned about the potential for increased traffic and the addition of a fast-food restaurant at the site.

Rorie added that a traffic-impact analysis had been performed as part of the rezoning petition, and that the developer must comply with the study’s findings on traffic-mitigation measures if it wishes to proceed with the project.

The analysis recommends the installation of crosswalks at the intersection and the addition of several right-turn lanes onto the tract.

The commissioners will hold a public hearing on both proposals at their July 12 meeting. They will vote on the preliminary plans and the rezoning request on July 26.

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