Hanover County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Beth Dawson raised a
question about the integrity of the development plans presented for the mixed
use development proposed for Porters Neck Road, the applicant for the
development requested to postpone the vote.
ACI Pine Ridge LLC, was present at the board's Monday, March 10, meeting to
request a special use permit for the inclusion of residential use in a lot
solely zoned for business and commercial uses.
concerns that the plans for the mixed use development, which is proposed to
include 273 multifamily residential units and 40,000 square feet on non
residential space, were not final plans and not certified by a licensed
the principal at Blue Ridge Engineering and the project engineer, said the
drawings and site plans were marked as conceptual and were not the final plans.
Shepherd said those final building plans would come later but Dawson said the
board should be able to review the final plans before approving a Special Use
Permit to allow residential uses.
“This board is
being asked by you guys to approve a final decision but in order to make well-informed
decisions we require the complete and certified documents,” Dawson said.
request Matt Nichols, the attorney representing ACI Pine Ridge LLC, said the development
team would prefer to postpone the vote until a later date so that the team
could gather additional documentation and certified plans.
Prior to Dawson’s
comments a few of the many Porters Neck residents present at the meeting voiced
their concerns about the development in the public hearing segment. Those concerns
included the possible traffic impacts and the fact that the developer had
originally only proposed to build commercial uses.