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East Lincoln park, SHEA Homes up for discussion at county meeting



Staff Writer


Lincoln County commissioners and the Planning Board will meet tonight to discuss the fate of an active adult residential development in Denver.

According to previous reports from the Times-News, SHEA Homes has spent the past few months working toward obtaining and rezoning 600 acres from a Conditional Use Planned Developmental-Residential to Planned Developmental-Residential to permit a development with up to 1,650 single-family detached and attached homes. While the majority of the homes would be restricted to adults 55 and older, up to 300 homes would not possess age restrictions. The proposed property is located on the south side of N.C. 73 and the west side of Little Egypt Road in the Catawba Springs Township.

At the County Commissioners’ February meeting, several members of neighboring residential communities shared their concerns for the development, stating traffic would be severely impacted. The Planning Board voted at last month’s meeting to table to decision until tonight’s meeting in order to allow more time for additional research.

Applicant Xiaopei Guo is requesting to amend a conditional zoning district to permit an 8,160-square-foot retail sales facility with upper story offices. The 0.69-acre parcel is located on the north side of N.C. 16 Business, approximately 300 feet east of Burnwood Trail in the Catawba Springs Township.

County Commissioners will also hear a proposal regarding the rezones of 10.8 acres from Residential Suburban to General Business. The property is located on the north side of Optimist Club Road and the east side of a railroad right-of-way in Catawba Springs Township.

Applicant C4 Development, LLC is requesting a conditional use permit to exceed 36 percent impervious surface area in the Hoyle Creek WS-IV Protected Area as a special nonresidential intensity allocation. C4 Development is proposing to develop 2.2 acres, including 1.5 acres within the watershed district with 55% impervious surface area, for a Family Dollar store. The property is located on the northeast corner of N.C. 27 and Randleman Road in the Ironton Township.

County Manager Tracy Jackson is also scheduled to give updates on plans regarding Rescue Squad Park as well as the West Lincoln Splash Pad. The Lincoln County Commissioner meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.



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