The Davidson Planning Board will hold a joint meeting with town commissioners Monday night, Feb. 27, to review a proposal for a 4-story retirement housing project off Davidson Gateway Drive in the Exit 30 area. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St.
The boards will look at a proposed master plan for the Davidson Retirement Residence Conditional Planning Area. The project, on the former Pinnacle site, off Davidson Gateway Drive in the Exit 30 area, was the subject of a two-day public planning workshop in January 2011.
Hawthorn Development of Vancouver, Wash., is asking the town to approve a conditional planning area master plan for senior housing on the site. The Davidson Retirement Residence would be aimed at people “who are still ambulatory but in need of some support,” according to a 2010 letter from the developer to neighbors.
Hawthorn owns the site, a wooded strip of land off Peninsula Drive that juts into Lake Cornelius. County property records show the previous owners, SEQ LLC, sold the property in 2009 for $1,999,500 to 427 LLC, of Vancouver, Wash.
Lenity Group and architect Dan Roach of Salem, Oregon, are representing Hawthorne as it seeks approval for the Davidson project.
The Town Board in April 2007 had approved a previous project on the site, a six-story tower of 60 luxury condos called The Pinnacle proposed by local developers Chris and Ron Kennerly. But that project never got off the ground as the real estate market slumped and financing dried up for new residential developments.
Following Monday’s joint session, the Planning Board will continue with its regular agenda, including discussion of proposed planning ordinance text amendments to Sections 1, 5, and 14 and a presentation on the Station Area Plan. Download the agenda (PDF).
The planning amendments primarily concern the type and size of structures allowed in the town’s rural planning area. Another section would adjust the town’s sign rules. Download a staff report on the proposed planning amendments. (PDF)