The Orange County Planning Department will host a Neighborhood Information Meeting on Feb. 22 at the Orange County Main Library in Hillsborough to discuss a rezoning application. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The applicant proposes to rezone a 4.83-acre property at the intersection of White Cross Road and NC Highway 54 West to Non-Residential Conditional District (NR-CD) for the purposes of a retail store (Dollar General). The parcel is currently zoned as Agricultural Residential (AR) & Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2).
A conventional zoning proposal to split-zone a portion of this property was made last year by the same developer, but Orange County Planning Director Cy Stober said this application is markedly different, and features a detailed site plan for the project, including a traffic analysis, architectural commitments, and a landscaping plan that will apply to the entire property.
More information about the project, including all the documents submitted by the developer, can be found at the Orange County website (www.orangecountync.gov/3038/Active-Development-Projects).
The Orange County Planning Board is scheduled to review the application during its regular March 8 meeting. After the Planning Board makes its decision, the project will go to the Orange County Board of Commissioners for review and a public hearing, which will likely happen in April, Stober said.
Letters to property owners within 1,000 feet of the property were mailed in mid-February. Members of the public who wish to submit public comments to the Planning Board about this project can do so by sending an email to email@example.com or attending the Planning Board Meeting.