By Jesse Wood
Feb. 7, 2014. After a five-hour proceeding, the Boone Board of Adjustment approved two variance requests and a special use permit for a proposed Zaxby’s restaurant at the intersection of State Farm Road and N.C. 105 Extension, according to Brenda Henson, staff of Boone Planning & Inspections.
Representatives of Zaxby’s requested variances to reduce spacing requirements in between driveways and reduce the size of the landscape buffer between the proposed restaurant site and surrounding businesses such as State Farm Bureau Insurance.
The application for the special use permit was to address lighting, noise and other factors involved in the parcel falling within a transitional zone, near the Beverly Heights neighborhood.
In attendance were residents along Beverly Heights Avenue that were against the project, concerned, for one, that this project would bring extra traffic through the neighborhood as the restaurant will have two points of access, one off of N.C. 105 Extension and another off of Beverly Heights Avenue.
The Standard at Boone Hearing Continued
Also on last night’s Board of Adjustment agenda were eight variance requests for a proposed mixed-use, student-housing development by Stonegate Developers on several parcels of land in between Blowing Rock Road and Faculty Street that include the Red Carpet Inn, the condemned Scottish Inn and vacant property adjacent to McDonald’s.
After the lengthy proceedings regarding Zaxby’s, the hearing in this matter has been continued until next Thursday, according to Henson.
For more info on this development, click here to a preview article of last night’s meeting.