Current Interest Projects
The Settlers Point Master Planned Development Conditional Zoning (MPC-CZ) application involves the rezoning of approximately 195 acres of property, south of Interstate 40 (I-40), to the Master Planned Development Conditional Zoning Designation allowing for development of various land uses. The proposal calls for the creation of 2 individual development districts, specifically:
1. District 1 - Light Industrial/Manufacturing and Research – The district is located west of Old NC 86/south of Interstate 40 and is intended to provide for light industrial/manufacturing and research operations.
2. District 2 - Commercial – The district is located east of Old NC 86/south of Interstate 40 and is intended to provide for high intensity office uses and supporting retail and services including restaurants and hotels.
** STAFF COMMENT – MODIFICATION OF APPLICATION: As originally submitted, the rezoning request sought to rezone a total of 272 acres of property. Prior to the October 4, 2017 Planning Board meeting the applicant requested action on the possible rezoning of 10 parcels of property (PINs 9873-10-4230, 9873-10-8103, 9872-19-6844, 9872-19-3549, 9872-19-8336, 9872-29-2222, 9872-29-8289, 9872-28-6779, 9872-18-7626, and 9872-09-8324) totaling 76 acres in area be deferred at this time. These parcels encompassed what was/is delineated within the application as District 3 proposing the development of residential land uses. The applicant requested action be taken on the rezoning of 10 parcels, as identified herein, consistent with the submitted application allowing for the development of District(s) 1 and 2. In order for action to be taken on rezoning the parcels, formerly in what was referred to as District 3, a new rezoning petition would have to be submitted. **
- Reviewed and recommended for approval by the Orange County Planning Board at its October 4, 2017 regular meeting.
Agenda materials for this meeting can be accessed at: http://www.orangecountync.gov/10042017AgendaPacket.pdf.
Approved minutes from the meting can be viewed at: http://www.orangecountync.gov/10.4.17PlanningBoardMinutes.pdf.
- Reviewed at the November 14, 2017 Quarterly Public Hearing by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC referred the matter back to the Planning Board to review/comment on specific development conditions associated with the project.
Agenda materials from the public hearing can be accessed at: http://www.orangecountync.gov/document_center/BOCCAgendaMinutes/171114.pdf.
Minutes from the public hearing can be viewed at: http://server3.co.orange.nc.us:8088/weblink8/0/doc/49440/Page1.aspx.
- The Planning Board reviewed proposed revisions to recommended conditions at its December 18, 2017 regular meeting.
Agenda materials from this meeting can be accessed at:
As of January 2, 2018, the Planning Board is continuing its review and comment on specific aspects of the project as requested by the Board of County Commissioners and the applicant. The Planning Board is slated to review this item at its January 10, 2017 regular meeting and to make a final recommendation on the revision of conditions associated with the project.
Agenda materials for the January 10, 2017 Planning Board meeting can be accessed here
A copy of the narrative describing the project can be found here
Maps/exhibits for the project can be found here
A copy of the properties that are subject to rezoning in support of the project can be found here
A copy of the Transportation Impact Analysis for the project can be found here
For more information please contact staff at: (919) 245-2575.
Wild Flora Farm/Barn of Chapel Hill
On Oct. 13, 2017, Orange County Planning issued a final determination on the status of the Wild Flora Farm. Below are links to relevant documents, including the determination letter to the property owners. All documents are saved as PDFs.
- Determination letter
- Petesch letter
- Building permit application
- Farm operations
- Farm ownership
- NC DOR certificate
The NC-54 corridor between Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro and I-85 in Graham is currently being studied. This is being conducted through a cooperative, comprehensive and continuing transportation planning process involving multiple agencies some of which include:
- North Carolina Department of Transportation
- Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Triangle Area Regional Planning Organization
- Orange County
- Alamance County
- City of Graham
- Town of Carrboro
Join in the planning for this important regional corridor at http://www.nc54west.com/
Note: When a project is no longer considered current because of being completed, adopted, suspended, etc., the documentation may be removed or moved to Documents.