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Special Planning Commission Meeting for Rivers Walk Development Sept. 12

Compiled by Jesse Wood

The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. regarding the permit application for Rivers Walk, a mixed-use development proposed at the old Southern States property at the intersection of Poplar Grove and Water Street.

The development is proposed to feature 380 beds in 151 units and a 199-vehicle parking deck.

Jeff Githens with McKinley Boone, LLC filed for a zoning map amendment petition for the mixed-use proposal with the Boone Planning & Inspections. During a town meeting in June, Githens stated that the project has a budget in the ballpark of $35 million.

View the meeting’s agenda below and view the meeting packet here once it’s loaded onto the town’s website.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 at 6 P.M.

The Boone Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1500 Blowing Rock Road. The following items will be on the agenda:

  1. Adoption of Agenda:
  2. Case 20160136 Rivers Walk PD Zoning Map Amendment – Glen Weaver has filed a Planning Permit Application for a Planned Development Zoning Map Amendment to rezone 178 South Water Street, 190 and 208 Poplar Grove Road from B1 Central Business to a Planned Development zoning district with a site specific development plan which includes a mixed-use building (residential and commercial uses), including a parking deck. The residential portion contains 151 dwelling units (380 bedrooms); with the following uses proposed for the commercial portion of the building:11.06 Restaurant ≤ 2,500 ft2 open to the public during 10 pm–6 am, 11.07 Other Restaurants ≤ 2,500 ft2, 11.08 Restaurant >2,500 ft2 open to the public during 10 pm–6 am, 11.09 Other Restaurants > 2,500 ft2, 11.12 Personal Service Establishment open to the public during 10 pm–6 am, 11.13 Other Personal Service Establishments, 11.14 Retail Store up to 5,000 ft2, 11.15 Retail Store more than 5,000 but less than 25,000 ft2, 11.18 Business or Professional Office open to the public during 10 pm – 6 am, 11.19 Other Business or Professional Office, 11.23 Medical Office, Category 4, 12.10 Recreation Facility, Category 1, and 14.02 Brewpub.
  3. Adjournment