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Hope Mills board expected to approve Maxwell Estates subdivision


HOPE MILLS - The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday is expected to approve the Maxwell Estates subdivision, a development that calls for more than 100 single-family residential lots off Chicken Foot Road.

The board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The board will consider a request from the developer of Maxwell Estates for a zero lot-line subdivision review as part of its consent agenda. The subdivision, which is zoned R6 and has just over 45 acres, is at 771 Chicken Foot Road. The request was submitted by developer Vaughn King and engineer Michael Blackley of DDS Inc.

The property was annexed by the town on Oct. 18 and was initially zoned to the R6 single-family residential district.

The developer proposes 132 single-family residential lots with an average lot size of approximately 6,000 square feet. There would be a main entrance on the southern side of Corporation Drive, according to materials in the agenda package.

A large portion of the development is located in the rear of an existing commercial development,  Dirtbag Ales Brewery.

There is a cross-access intersection along the proposed public road. This access would provide an entrance between the existing commercial development to the east and a proposed commercial development to the west, the materials state.

The developer also proposes a secondary entrance at the back of the development that connects to a proposed residential development to the south, providing access off Sandhill Road.

The Hope Mills staff recommends approval. Because the item is on the consent agenda, it is expected to be approved without discussion.

In another planning matter, the board will hold a public hearing on a zoning request for a single-family dwelling owned by Town Manager Scott Mezsaros.

The request is for initial zoning from County R7.5 (single family) to Town R7.5 (single family) for a property at 4465 Calico Street. The initial zoning request was initiated by the town after the property was approved for annexation by the commissioners on Nov. 15, according to the agenda packet. The Hope Mills planning staff is recommending approval.

In new business, the board is expected to discuss kayak and bike rentals at Hope Mills Lake park. The request was submitted by Commissioner Jerry Legge. Legge said he has received calls from residents about a business that is allegedly renting kayaks at the lake. Legge said he wants to bring the matter before the board for discussion.

Jason Canady covers Hope Mills for CityViewTODAY. He can be reached at jcanady@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

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