For years, a big property on U.S. 29 Enterprise in Amherst County simply north of the Seminole Plaza buying middle caught Madison Heights resident Sam Patel’s eye and creativeness.
Now Patel is pushing to have the roughly 180 acres turn out to be a main residential and industrial improvement spot for a variety of housing, enterprise and probably civic makes use of in a spot known as the Madison Heights City Centre.
On June 21, the primary part of that proposal, on about 10 acres, obtained the Amherst County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote for rezoning from Normal Industrial (B-2) to Combined Use/Conventional Neighborhood Growth (MU/TND), a primary for the county so far as that sort of zoning. The rezoning permits for 108 condominium items break up between two buildings.
The positioning will function storage items with a clubhouse, a pool and open house with trails. A second part of the deliberate improvement, 170 acres, zoned Industrial (M-1) just lately obtained the Amherst County Planning Fee’s approval and is ready to come back earlier than the board of supervisors in July.
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Tyler Creasy, the county’s zoning administrator, stated the general request is for 13 parcels in two phases.
Trent Warner, an engineer for Harm & Proffitt, stated the event will function a neighborhood inside the larger neighborhood of Madison Heights.
“It simply hit that that is Madison Heights City Centre,” stated Warner. “So let’s carry one thing to the center of Madison Heights.”
The event could have sidewalks and trails to the creek facet space to encourage strolling and a householders affiliation might be created to assist handle the upkeep of buildings on website, in response to the applying.
The mission additionally plans that kids who reside there would go to Amelon and Madison Heights elementary colleges if their households select public training.
The mission could have a lot open house deliberately designed to attract residents and companies, Patel stated.
“We did need to create an area round which Madison Heights can construct form of a central hub and even little little bit of an space the place folks can collect,” Patel stated.
The plan proposes 13 acres to incorporate facilities for the group similar to a splash park and pavilions, amongst different makes use of, in response to Patel. He stated he’s excited in regards to the mission on a bit of property he spent years eying.
“It was simply, I believe, good timing in life,” Patel stated of the acquisition and 12 months of planning that has gone into it. “We actually need to do our greatest job in making Madison Heights as nice as we will probably make it.”
The grasp plan for each phases of the event proposes as much as 75,000 sq. toes of business house; as much as 400 townhome items; as much as 250 every of townhomes and patio properties; and as much as 100 single-family properties.
Patel and Warner stated a portion of the positioning is envisioned for donation to the county however that must be labored out down the highway, if it involves fruition.
Supervisor Tom Martin, whereas supportive in his vote for the mission, famous any point out of a partnership with the county over land for public use similar to a park is untimely at this level.
“I don’t assume anyone on this board is able to make that call,” Martin stated.
David Pugh, the board’s chair, stated the board appears to be like ahead to the event bringing new life to Madison Heights.
“We imagine in the neighborhood,” stated Patel. “It’s poised to develop, I believe.”