U.S. 70 East
Use type:ResidentialReview status:ApprovedCurrent status:Special Use Permit modification approved with conditionsNext step:Permitting
This site has received approval as an age-restricted neighborhood. Single-family houses will be available to buyers 55 years of age and older without minors in the household.
Additionally, the applicant has the option to construct a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and support facilities. The applicant has secured Duke Wellness as a partner. The Duke Wellness facility will be the first component constructed. The approval for the multi-unit assisted housing with services (MAHS) housing model also is still valid. The MAHS is rental housing where the residents are able to secure home health services from an outside provider that has no connection with the facility owner. The service providers are licensed and monitored by the state. An MAHS facility is not licensed by the state.
Units in the continuing care retirement community portion of the site are subject to pre-sale before construction begins.
The Special Use Permit for this project expired in December 2013. In North Carolina, development projects that expend funds in compliance with a valid development approval can sometimes acquire common law vested rights upon the expenditure of signifcant funds. There is no identified dollar amount to qualify as "significant." The town determined this project had common law vested right to pursue the approvals in place when the Special Use Permit expired. Any future modifications to the development proposal would be reviewed as if the permit was still active.
As of July 2016, a developer had been identified by the property owner for the western portion of the project. A plat has been recorded that will create 70 parcels for single-family home development. Some lots will be developed as pairs of attached units, appearing from the street to be duplexes, but available for individual ownership. The developer and owner have met the approval conditions for this portion of the site. The minor increase in lots was approved by staff, consistent with the Unified Development Ordinance and offset by a reduction in units on the east portion of the site. The owner has not indicated when the east portion of the site might start development and has not committed to a development/service model (CCRC or MAHS), although all recent conversations have been about the MAHS model. Building of single-family homes will begin soon.
Facts (CCRC option)
- 40.13 acres
- 47 single-family units
- 193 independent living apartments
- 12 independent living duplex units
- 23 independent living cottages (west of creek with single-family)
- 53 health care beds
- 9,000-square-foot wellness center
Facts (MAHS option)
- 40.13 acres
- 69 single-family units
- 142 multi-family units (40 condominiums, 102 multi-family housing with services)
- Wellness center
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