A large-scale blended-use growth consisting of an apartment building with much more than 100 models and other housing, including townhomes, patio households and solitary-loved ones houses, together with firms and facilities, is planned for about 180 acres in Madison Heights.
Rowan Holdings, LLC is pursuing rezoning in two phases for the proposed advancement on land that Amherst County officers refer to as the Tyler tract, which is off U.S. 29 Business in shut proximity to the Seminole searching middle, Dollar General, Temple Baptist Church and La Caretta.
The Amherst County Setting up Fee voted Might 19 to advocate acceptance of the 1st section that proposes rezoning about 10 acres from Basic Industrial (B-2) and Industrial (M-1) to the Blended Use/Common Neighborhood Growth District (MU/TND). Jeremy Bryant, director of local community advancement, reported designs for the second stage of improvement have been envisioned to be filed a working day adhering to the conference and is set to appear just before the commission in June.
Bryant claimed the applicant said in writing the interest is to give Madison Heights a improve in expansion, develop a local community heart with “aesthetically pleasing architecture” and establish industrial area up to 75,000 sq. feet.
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A central park is demonstrated on the development’s master approach and other envisioned takes advantage of in that document consist of a clubhouse, pool, a playground and puppy park public company structures and facilities that could include things like a fireplace station, library, splash park, trails and commercial and retail takes advantage of that consist of eating places, retail outlets and an outdoor courtyard.
“We’re trying to suit in all the transferring sections and all the items,” Bryant mentioned of the significant-scale improvement options. “We’re hoping to maintain issues going in the even larger picture and the context of this.”
The progress termed the Madison Heights City Centre is the initially MU/TND zoning to occur before the county, which for now only exists on the textbooks as a software for this sort of a big undertaking, in accordance to Bryant.
He explained the total development, with an entrance just remaining of the Government Inn motel, would likely require a site visitors gentle on U.S. 29 Company.
A construct-out interval of more than 10 yrs is expected, according to a penned fiscal effects analysis of the progress from Sam Patel, of Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC.
“The proposed enhancement will be exclusive for the Amherst County marketplace, as it will be significant blended-use proposal offering a combine of homes for sale, households for lease and retail place,” the evaluation states. “No such thought exists in the higher Lynchburg Area.”
The establish out will be in numerous phases and it density is projected to complete 486 apartment units, 208 townhomes, 83 solitary-relatives residences and 197 patio houses for a total of 974 homes, the examination states.
The developer has selected open spaces for both equally neighborhood makes use of and county use with a central park envisioned for parks, splash parks, playgrounds, trails, puppy parks and civic structures, in accordance to county files. If the county partnership does not come to fruition the developer would continue with open area and trails as the advancement progresses, files display.
Trent Warner, an engineer for the job, said the proposed advancement will have two entrances and it is coming in separate phases for rezoning overview for the reason that of urgency to get commenced in the recent economic local climate. “We will need to get going on that piece of residence,” Warner stated.
Patel, a county resident, claimed the goal of the job is to give Madison Heights a central identity.
“We are invested in the neighborhood. I push by this every working day,” Patel stated of the residence. “I’m pretty thrilled. I do consider this is wonderful for Madison Heights.”
Patel stated he has 4 young children ages 7 to 13 and when they go to the park they head to Lynchburg.
“And that is a shame,” Patel explained. “There are no splash parks in Madison Heights. The features, we just don’t have them. Which is been a single of the guiding themes of the improvement.”
He reported he thinks the proposed condominium developing in the original rezoning request is appealing and the job will establish in a way to be most effective to Amherst County. He claimed Grace Church, which is at present assembly in Monelison Center Faculty, intends to track down in the community and the learn system also envisions a multi-activity discipline.
“My initially impact is, ‘Wow,’” explained Commissioner Michael Martineau. “It’s extraordinary and bold.”
Commissioner Leslie Gamble thanked Patel and partners for using an curiosity in, and a prospect on, Amherst County.
Fatima Errami, who serves as a youth agent on the commission, said she and other young individuals in Amherst County are hopeful for more points to do that give an alternate to going to Lynchburg.
“I’m so enthusiastic mainly because I hope all these items are completed,” Errami explained.