Current Interest Projects

PROCESSING OF NEW MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONAL ZONING DISTRICT (MPD-CZ) APPLICATION – BEAVER CROSSING

Update on September 22:  Review of the application by the Planning Board is tentatively scheduled for November 4, 2020.   Due to COVID protocols, this meeting will be held on-line using Zoom.   A link to sign up for the Zoom meeting will be posted on this page approximately one week prior to the meeting.   Interested persons without internet access will be able to participate in the meeting via phone.

    

On or about August 7, 2020 the Orange County Planning Department received a Conditional Zoning Atlas Amendment application to rezone 2 parcels located north of Interstate 85/40, west of Mt. Willing Road, within the Cheeks Township.   

Specifically, staff received an application to rezone an approximately 104 acres of property, further identified utilizing Orange County Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) 9854-16-1576 and 9854-36-3711 (hereafter ‘the Property’):

  • FROM: Office/Research and Manufacturing (O/RM) ; Upper Eno Protected Watershed Protection Overlay District ; Major Transportation Corridor (MTC) Overlay District ; Efland Interstate Overlay District.
  • TO:  Master Plan Development Conditional Zoning (MPD-CZ) district; Upper Eno Protected Watershed Protection Overlay District ; Major Transportation Corridor (MTC) Overlay District ; Efland Interstate Overlay District.

Map of Parcels

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PROPOSAL:   

For the last few months, County staff have been meeting with the applicant to discuss the process to rezone the 2 identified properties to a new MPD-CZ district allowing for the development of Beaver Crossing.

According to the submittal, the purpose of the development is to: ‘… create a mixed-use unified development providing a variety of retail, service, hotel, dining, light industrial/office flex space uses consistent with the Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan  …’.  As proposed, development will occur on approximately 104 acres of land land and involve approximately 500,000 sq.ft. of building area supporting previous identified land use categories (hereafter ‘the Project’).  

As proposed, the Project would involve development of the following specific land uses:

  • Construction of a 120 pump gas station with an approximately 64,000 sq.ft. retail center;
  • Construction of: 
    • 120-room hotel (square footage of structure unknown);
    • 150,000 sq.ft. of Office/Service/Manufacturing land uses;
    • 8,000 sq.ft. of medical office space; 
    • 30,000 sq.ft. of specialty retail space; 
    • A 3,500 sq.ft. drive-in bank; 
    • 12,000 sq.ft. of casual restaurant; and 
    • 20,000 SF of high-turnover sit-down restaurant space

As a general reminder if the proposal is approved by the County, development of the Property will be consistent with the master plan and any/all conditions imposed by the County as part of its action on the zoning atlas amendment.

Review and action on the Project shall be in accordance with the provision(s) of Section 2.9 Conditional Districts of the UDO.   The timeline for the public review/comment of the application is as follows: 

  1. September 16, 2020  – Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM).  
    • A NIM shall be held allowing local property owners to ask the applicant questions and for staff to provide information on the process associated with the review of the project.  
    • Given current COVID-19 pandemic protocols, this will be an on-line meeting sponsored/administered by the applicant.  Property owners within 1,000 ft. of the subject parcels will receive a letter, from the applicant, advertising the date and time of the meeting;
  1. October 7, 2020 – Anticipated Planning Board meeting to begin review and potentially make a recommendation on the Project;
  2. November 5, 2020 – First available date for public hearing by the BOCC.

The following documents are available for review:

  1. Beaver Crossing Project Narrative including the following attachment(s)/exhibit(s):
    1. Exhibit A – Adjoining property owner list;
    2. Exhibit B – Future Land Use Map for Orange County;
    3. Exhibit C – Property owner authorizations allowing applicant to apply for rezoning;
    4. Exhibit D – Master Sign Plan;
    5. Exhibit E –  Conceptual Lighting Plan;
    6. Exhibit F – Environmental Assessment;
    7. Exhibit G – Traffic Impact Analysis (see below);
    8. Exhibit H – Preliminary Construction Schedule.
  2. Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) completed by Kimley-Horn
    1. Phase 1
    2. Phase 2
  3. Master Concept Plan including
    1. Existing conditions;
    2. Preliminary concept site plan;
    3. Environmental features;
    4. Utility locations;
    5. Internal roadways;
    6. Landscape/buffer plan.
  4. Beaver Crossing MPD-CZ Staff Comments- 8/31/2020
  5. Beaver Crossing - Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM) PowerPoint

 NOTE:   The project narrative and concept plan(s) are being reviewed by staff and are subject to change/modification to address comment(s).  As new versions are available, they will be uploaded to the Department webpage.


Bakst Burt Subdivision SUB20-0016


Major elements of the proposed subdivision are as follows:

Orange County Planner:                             Patrick Mallett, Planner II

Applicant:                                                    Jodi Bakst, Real Estate Experts

Owner:                                                          Stephen and Sharon Burt

Property ID Numbers (PINs):                      9840-33-9815; and 9840-43-9598

Total Property Size:                                      55.58 acres 

Location:                                                       Orange Grove Road (north of Fern Creek Lane)

Zoning:                                                          Rural Residential (R-1)

Watershed:                                                    Haw River Unprotected Portion of Watershed

 The Subdivision Proposes:

  • 12 new single-family residential lots (with one additional 13th lot via recombination); 
  • 56% (31.1 acres) of the site held in Open Space to be held and maintained a HOA;
  • Single-family lots ranging in size from 1.4 - 2.2 acres; and 
  • One lot with access via Orange Grove Road, and 12 lots accessed via a new private road (Class A with 18 feet wide road with gravel and/or asphalt within a 50 Foot wide right-of-way).

19-018 C3-0 2020-06-26

Site Assessment 

NIM Notice

Final Map Based on Wetlands Determination

Application

19-018 X-C Color Site Plan 2020-06-29


OWASA Biosolids (Solar Array) Site Plan SPR20-0003

Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM) 

Monday, September 21, 2020 7-8PM 

 Major Elements of the proposed Site Plan are as follows:

Applicant/ Owner:                    Orange Water Sewer Authority (OWASA) 

PINs:                                          9739-86-4820; and 9739-98-0025

Property Size:                           204 acres (entire Biosolids site)

Limits of Land Disturbance:    1.6 acres

Solar Array Area:                     .85 acres

Location:                                 Interior of existing OWASA Biosolids 

Site Facility  Access:              Berry Andrews Road

Zoning:                                    Agricultural Residential (AR)

Watershed:                              Haw River Unprotected Portion of Watershed

Proposal Elements: 

  • Install an array of photovoltaic ground mounted solar panels (147 kilowatts);
  • Resulting power generation would support existing o-site OWASA facilities;
  • Solar area to be fenced and screened from adjacent residential properties; and
  • Proposed accessory use is classified as Solar Array (Accessory Non-residential Use) per Orange County Unified Development Ordinance UDO Section 5.9.6.

08/06/2020 Biosolids to Orange County

08/06/2020 Biosolids - IFP

NIM Notice

Site Assessment 

Application


SPR20-0009:  Caldwell Fire Station #2 Site Plan   

 NIM Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

 Planner:                                               Patrick Mallett, Planner II

Applicant:                                            Caldwell Fire Department Inc.

Owner:                                                 Caldwell Fire Department Inc.

Property ID Numbers  (PINs):            9897-10-9857

Property Size:                                      6.07 acres (entire site) 

Location:                                              West Side of Hunt Road

Zoning:                                                 Agricultural Residential (AR)

Watershed:                                           Little River Protected Watershed

Major Site Plan Elements are as follows:

  • 3,100 square foot building with 3 bays for firefighting apparatus;
  • 5 paved off-street parking spaces (including one ADA van accessible space);
  • Total disturbed area of 11,940 square feet;
  • Remaining project acreage will be left undisturbed; and
  • Perimeter of facility will be screened with preserved vegetation and supplemental plantings.

Application

Site Plan

NIM Notice

Site Assessment


PROCESSING OF NEW MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONAL ZONING DISTRICT (MPD-CZ) APPLICATION – RESEARCH TRIANGLE LOGISTICS PARK (RTLP)


Staffs of the Planning and Economic Development Departments have produced a document to respond to Frequently Asked Questions about the RTLP application

The next step in the review process for this application is a Board of County Commissioners public hearing, scheduled to be held on-line on September 15, 2020.  The legal advertisement for the public hearing includes information on how to sign up to speak at the public hearing as well as a link to only livestream the public hearing if you do not wish to speak.

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The Orange County Planning Board began review of this application at its August 5 meeting and continued review of the application at an on-line special meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Orange County Planning Department's PowerPoint for RTLP - August 5 Planning Board Meeting

Applicant's PowerPoint for RTLP - August 5 Planning Board Meeting

Orange County Planning Department's PowerPoint for RTLP - August 19 Planning Board Meeting 

Applicant's PowerPoint for RTLP - August 19 Planning Board Meeting

Applicant's Transportation PowerPoint for RTLP - August 19 Planning Board Meeting

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On or about June 5, 2020 the Orange County Planning Department received a Conditional Zoning Atlas Amendment application to rezone several parcels located south of Interstate 40, west of Old NC Highway 86, within the Hillsborough Township. 

Specifically staff received an application to rezone approximately 161 acres of property to Master Plan Development (MPD) Conditional Zoning for a development, referred to as the Research Triangle Logistics Park (RTLP), on parcels identified utilizing the following Orange County Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN):

  • PIN 9863-71-8857:  an approximately 90 acre parcel of property zoned MPD-CZ, part of the Settlers Point project approved by the County in 2018, and Major Transportation Corridor (MTC) Overlay District;
  • PIN 9863-91-6573:  approximately 60 acres of an 80 acre parcel zoned MPD-CZ (i.e. part of the Settlers Point project approved by the County in 2018) Economic Development Hillsborough Limited Officer (EDH-2), and Major Transportation Corridor (MTC) Overlay District;

STAFF COMMEENT:  Approximately 20 acres of the parcel, north of Interstate 40, is not part of the application and will remain zoned as currently depicted on the official County Zoning Atlas.

  • PIN 9862-99-8894:  an approximately 12 acre parcel of property zoned Rural Residential (R-1) and Rural Buffer (RB).Map1

BACKGROUND:

On January 23, 2018 the Orange County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved a zoning atlas amendment creating a Master Plan Development Conditional Zoning (MPD-CZ) district allowing development of Settlers Point (materials from this meeting are available at:  http://server3.co.orange.nc.us:8088/weblink/0/doc/49647/Page1.aspx).

The MPD-CZ, composed of 10 parcels and totaling 195 acres of land, created a master planned mixed use project with two distinct development areas, specifically:

District 1 (west side of Old NC Highway 86):  Included Industrial, manufacturing, and research land uses;

NOTE:  2 of the parcel approved as part of the Settlers Point project are part of the zoning atlas application referenced above.

District 2 (ease side of Old NC Highway 86):  Included office, retail, hotel, and commercial land uses.

NOTE:  These parcels are not part of the zoning atlas application referenced above.  County staff is working with these property owners to rezone these parcels to a non MPD-CZ zoning designation.

PROPOSAL:

For the last few months, County staff have been meeting with the applicant to discuss the process to rezone the 3 identified properties to a new MPD-CZ district allowing for the development of RTLP.

According to the submittal, RTLP will involve the development of: ‘ … health technology, information sciences and engineering, advanced manufacturing, light manufacturing, scientific research and laboratories, logistics, warehousing and supply chain fulfillment’ land uses.  It is anticipated the project will involve the construction of approximately 2,250,00 sq.ft. of building area housing these various land uses with vehicular access from both Service Road (SR 1223) and Davis Road (SR 1129).

As a general reminder, if the RTLP proposal is approved by the County, it will mean the Settlers Point MPD-CZ will be eliminated.  RTLP will be developed under a new set of conditions, which are mutually agreed to by the applicant and the County during the review process.

Review and action on the Project shall be in accordance with the provision(s) of Section 2.9 Conditional Districts of the UDO.  The timeline for the public review/comment of the application is as follows:

  1. July 15, 2020 – Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM). A NIM was held allowing local property owners to ask the applicant questions and for staff to provide information on the process associated with the review of the project. Notes summarizing the comments/questions from this meeting will be posted on the website once they are able.
  2. August 5, 2020 – Planning Board meeting to review and potentially make a recommendation on the request;
  3. September 15, 2020 – First available date for public hearing by the BOCC.

The following documents are available for review:

  • Conditional Zoning Fact Sheet
  • RTLP Project Narrative including the following attachment(s)/exhibit(s): *Information updated with new submittal as of July 15, 2020.
    • Exhibit A – Adjoining property owner list;
    • Exhibit B – Future Land Use Map for Orange County;
    • Exhibit C – Water/sewer urban service boundary;
    • Exhibit D – Water and Sewer Management Plan map;
    • Exhibit E – Property owner authorizations allowing applicant to apply for rezoning;
    • Exhibit F – Master Sign Plan;
    • Exhibit G – Environmental Assessment;
    • Exhibit H – Traffic Impact Analysis.
  • Appendix – Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)
  • Updated Site Traffic Distribution Maps – The week of August 10th through 14th of 2020, County staff, the applicant, and a concerned property owner separately discovered a typo in the map(s) provided within the TIA.  The current map(s), beginning on page 18 of the TIA contained in Exhibit H of the application, indicate there will be 25% of ‘traffic’ entering onto Davis Road from RTLP.  This number should be 5%.  A second area of concern is the lack of data displayed on certain traffic movements.  The applicant has corrected for these inconsistencies and revised the map(s) accordingly, which can be seen here.  It should be noted staff verified the full TIA report and Appendices, which have been reviewed by staff and the NC Department of Transportation, contain the correct data and models of anticipated traffic movements.
  • Master Concept Plan including: (Information updated with new submittal as of July 20, 2020)
    • Existing conditions;
    • Preliminary concept site plan;
    • Environmental features;
    • Utility locations;
    • Internal roadways;
    • Landscape/buffer plan.
  1. Initial Staff Review Comments on the Project - June 30, 2020
  2. Applicant Response to Staff’s Comments
  3. July 31, 2020 – NC Department of Transportation Review Comments
  4. Applicant’s response to NC Department of Transportation July 31, 2020 comments – August 5, 2020

NOTE:  The project narrative and concept plan(s) are being reviewed by staff and are subject to change/modification to address comment(s).  As new versions are available, they will be uploaded to the Department webpage.


The Planning Director for Orange County has initiated amendment(s) to the:

  • Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Future Land Use Map)
  • Town of Hillsborough/Orange County  Coordinated Area Land Use Plan (Future Land Use Map)
  • Orange County Zoning Atlas.

These amendments are associated with various properties within and near the Hillsborough Economic Development district, south of Interstate 40 and north of Davis Road along Old NC 86, and are intended to optimize planned public sewer extensions and better promote properties in the area for economic development opportunities.

An on-line public information session was held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 

Please use the following link to access the presentation materials from the July 21, 2020 on-line public information session.

The Orange County Planning Board considered recommendations on the proposed amendments at its regular August meeting, which will also be held on-line, on Wednesday August 5, 2020 

Link to PowerPoint for August 5 PB Meeting

A formal public hearing on the proposed amendments is expected to be held by the Board of County Commissioners on September 15, 2020.  

Additional information on these amendment(s) can be obtaining utilizing the following links:

You may also contact staff during regular business hours for assistance: