Shadowline Property Sees Activity, Mixed-Use Development Proposal Still in the Works

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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This work truck was on site of the Shadowline property on Monday. Photos by Jesse Wood

By Jesse Wood

Preliminary work for the mixed-use development proposed at the site of the former Shadowline plant in Boone seems to moving forward with recent activity taking place. The property, where the lingerie plant operated for many years, is located behind the Harris Teeter shopping center off of Shadowline Drive.

Boone Planning Director Bill Bailey said that currently asbestos abatement is permitted by the state. If needed, this must occur prior to any demolition, and a few D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. signs advertising the demolition area are present on the condemned property.

Bailey said the Boone Planning and Inspections office hasn’t received any building permit applications from developer Meredith Trattler, president of Cornerstone Campus Communities.

“The only permit we have for this site is a multi-use development that was approved about two years ago and has been kept alive,” Bailey said in an email.

Though Trattler didn’t respond to requests for comment, Bailey said that the initial development proposal should be similar to what eventually is to be built.

In 2013, the Boone Town Council approved a nearly 70,000-gallon water allotment for the mixed-use development. The proposal at the time called for 190 bedroom units, 10,700 square feet of retail space, five-story parking garage with 485 spaces, 124 surface parking, a 5,500-square-foot clubhouse and 700-square-foot pool, according to a 2013 HCPress.com article.

“The bedroom mix may change or reduce once they start interior design,” Bailey said.

See this slideshow that Trattler presented to the Boone Town Council last November when it was inquiring about the vesting period, water allotments and associated payments to the town. See more info from the previous related council meetings here. 

The slideshow noted that the project would cost $35 million more or less and serve the “under-served needs of the medical corridor.” The slideshow also noted that the redevelopment would also enhance the property, which has been abandoned for years and has a very nice view.

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The view from the Shadowline property looking out above the Harris Teeter shopping center.

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