Residences, suppliers prepared for land parallel to I-81 | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Just one of the most significant remaining parcels of undeveloped land in Winchester could quickly be residence to an expansive household and industrial elaborate.

Castle Growth Group (CDG) Holdings LLC, a division of Charlottesville-based Castle Improvement Associates, is proposing building of 246 marketplace-price residences and 18,000 square ft of professional place on a 15.3-acre parcel of wooded land it owns at 2210 Legge Blvd., at the rear of the Lowe’s dwelling-enhancement shop at 2200 S. Pleasant Valley Highway and parallel to the southbound lanes of Interstate 81.

Winchester Arranging Director Timothy Youmans told the city’s Arranging Commission at its Tuesday operate session the land is presently zoned Business Industrial (CM-1), a designation awarded in the early 1990s when the part of South Pleasurable Valley Highway south of Apple Blossom Mall was becoming created as the city’s primary retail corridor. In order to incorporate flats in the blended-use advanced, CDG Holdings wants its land rezoned to Freeway Professional (B-2) with a Planned Device Development (PUD) overlay for the reason that the CM-1 zoning would not let any residential units.

Youmans explained the 15.3 acres experienced earlier been envisioned as a place for just one or far more key retail merchants, but with the nation’s overall economy now favoring on line over in-man or woman shopping, “which is no for a longer time something that signifies sustainable land use.”

As an alternative, CDG Holdings wishes to make a walkable group comprised of 99 a single-bed room apartments, 111 two-bed room units and 36 three-bed room apartments contained in two four-tale buildings with elevators, five a few-story structures with no elevators and 5 two-tale buildings devoid of elevators.

The residential element of the CDG proposal also contains an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse for tenants, a saltwater swimming pool, outdoor recreational and grilling regions, parking and storage areas, 6.4 acres of greenspace and a sheltered mail kiosk.

The industrial portion consists of 18,000 square feet of room for multiple tenants, “a person of which would probable be a food items and beverage establishment together with an 1,800-square-foot outdoor plaza/cafe,” in accordance to documentation ready by the city’s Arranging and Zoning Department.

Compact trees would be planted throughout the growth, and a row of tall evergreens would be utilised to provide a buffer in between the 246 flats and the closely traveled I-81.

The enhancement would be accessed from Legge and Patsy Cline boulevards, each of which link to South Pleasant Valley Highway. Due to the fact South Pleasant Valley is by now engineered to manage higher volumes of targeted visitors, Youmans said Winchester Community Products and services Director Perry Eisenach does not presently see the require for CDG Holdings to prepare a traffic affect analysis.

The Setting up and Zoning Section estimates the household part of the elaborate would house 20 school-age children at any supplied time. Nevertheless, the fees of educating individuals little ones and offering unexpected emergency and infrastructure companies to the growth would be offset by tax revenues paid by the house proprietor and its citizens. In accordance to a fiscal impact assessment introduced to the Setting up Commission, the residential part of the undertaking could include up to $347,380 in tax revenues to the city’s coffers each individual yr.

“This is a incredibly very good fiscal affect for a predominantly household PUD with only 18,000 square ft of industrial use,” the Setting up and Zoning Department report states.

If accepted, the venture would be created in two phases beginning with the residential ingredient and adopted by the commercial advancement.

“Team suggests acceptance … due to the fact the rezoning seems to be constant with the Extensive Prepare …” the Setting up and Zoning report states. “Also, the rezoning appears to characterize fantastic preparing practice due to the fact it introduces dwelling units in simple walking distance of a lot of professional works by using including three grocery suppliers and the regional shopping mall. The adjoining nonresidential progress also provides various locations of work.”

“It appears to be like form of fascinating,” Setting up Fee Chairman Mark Loring reported about the CDG proposal, which will be the matter of a public listening to at the commission’s Sept. 21 business enterprise meeting in Rouss Town Corridor.

Attending Tuesday afternoon’s Winchester Setting up Fee get the job done session ended up Loring, Vice Chairwoman Lacey Burnett and associates John Tagnesi, Brandon Pifer, Paul Richardson, Leesa Mayfield and David Ray.