Council to review north Chapel Hill retail plans

05/16/2014 12:00 AM

02/15/2015 11:20 AM

The Town Council will hear Monday about plans for one of the last major, undeveloped corners in northern Chapel Hill.

Weaver Crossing, a 38,689-square-foot office and retail project, is proposed for 3.4 acres on four lots at the corner of Weaver Dairy Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Developer Scott Murray, with Scott Murray Land Planning Inc., is seeking a special-use permit for the project, which could include 136 parking spaces and pharmacy and bank drive-thru windows. The land is zoned for office and institutional use, so it only needs Community Design Commission approval.

The four lots have a current property tax value of roughly $1.5 million.

The Community Design Commission reviewed the project in March. However, Murray asked the council to also weigh in, because the development seeks two drive-throughs and is located along one of the town’s major entranceways near Interstate 40.

Walgreen Co., based in New Orleans, owns the site and is planning a one-story drugstore south of the MLK-Weaver Dairy Road intersection. The other anchor would be a yet-unnamed bank in a two-story, office and retail building on the site’s northern corner.

The developer also expects to plant more than 75 trees on the site, which now is open grassland, save for a pine thicket on the southern end.

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