CHAPEL HILL The Town Council will hold hearings Monday for two projects – the Edge and Weaver Crossing – and a rezoning requested in the northern part of town.
The council’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chamber, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
• The Edge (nando.com/z3
) is a 55-acre retail, office and residential development planned for Eubanks Road near Interstate 40 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Developer Northwood Ravin is seeking a up to 932,000 square feet in at least 23 one- to seven-story buildings. The project could include 50 affordable apartments.
The developer has asked the council for more than 30 exceptions to town rules, including permission to build in a conservation district on the site’s eastern border. The developer also wants town help paying for $3.5 million in road improvements, including sidewalks and bike lanes.
The council also will continue public hearings Monday for two projects at the southeastern corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Weaver Dairy Road. The hearings, originally scheduled for Feb. 16, were delayed by snow and ice.
• Weaver Crossing (
), a 40,706-square-foot office and retail development, is proposed for 3.7 acres along MLK Jr. Boulevard. The project, as proposed, could include a clinic, pharmacy drive-through window and 132 parking spaces.
Walgreen Co., based in New Orleans, owns the site at 1171 Weaver Dairy Road, and Chapel Hill’s East West Partners is the developer.
The proposal would require the council to approve rezoning the site to Community Commercial, to allow for taller and more dense construction. A permit application shows buildings could be up to 50 feet tall.
• A separate Community Commercial rezoning request – for 1.8 acres at 1165 Weaver Dairy Road – would make the site of the former Chapel Hill Montessori Day School available for redevelopment. The school moved to Legion Road in 2013.
Property owners Elizabeth Mallett and Catherine Beemer have not submitted a development application. The rezoning, if approved, would let them apply for a special-use permit allowing up to 33,543 square feet of floor space and buildings up to 60 feet tall.