Update: Although the request detailed below was on the Boone Town Council’s agenda last week, this matter has been postponed until Boone Town Council meets during the third week of August.
By Jesse Wood
June 19, 2013. Blue Ridge Companies, a developer out of High Point, has applied for Boone water and sewer services for a proposed mixed-use development at the former TT Electronics location on Greenway Road.
The company is requesting a water allocation of 95,057 gallons per day for the proposed 628-bedroom development within 328 multi-family units that also includes 10,360 square feet of retail space.
Because staff is not allowed to approve sewer connection requests greater than 5,000 gpd, the Boone Town Council will address the request at a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 20.
The proposed development is a joint venture between Blue Ridge Companies and Berry & Company out of Rock Hill, S.C.
According to a May 31 letter written to the Town of Boone Public Utilities Department, Chris Dunbar, who represents Blue Ridge Companies, wrote that the two multi-family residential apartments would be comprised of 30 percent one- bedroom/one-bath apartments; 48 percent two- bedroom/two-bath apartments and 22 percent three- bedroom/two-bath apartments in “attractive” four-story buildings.
The two buildings would front Greenway Road, and the 10,000+ square feet of commercial space would be on the ground level, Dunbar noted, adding that residential parking would be limited to no more than two spaces per unit; the “community will be gated and fenced” with security cameras on each building; and the occupancy of each apartment would be restricted to no more than two unrelated persons.
The 17-acre property, which is currently listed for $6.6 million, is zoned primarily light industrial (M-1) and single family residential (R-1) with a “small portion” zoned multi-family residential (R-3), according to online listings by the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.