University City

Huntersville Town Board weighs proposals for 67 homes

A developer is proposing 67 single-family homes on 42.36 acres on Gilead Road.

The plan previously was proposed in January 2013 as the 82-home Avery Park development by Robert Wiggins of MI Homes. The Huntersville Town Board denied the plan in January.

After a year, Bowman Development Group submitted the plan with 67 90-foot lots. Whitney Hodges, senior planner for Huntersville, said there have not been any protests submitted for the renewed project.

Hodges said site plan details were still needed, including the sand filter screening, the Bradford Hill alignment and the Gilead Road cross-section. The applicant must also include details on greenway location and treatment.

The town held a public hearing on the proposal May 5, and the rezoning and subdivision sketch plan will go before the the Planning Board on May 27.

The Town Board is scheduled to consider the proposal June 2.

At its May 5 meeting, the board also approved a 2.75 percent increase to the town manager’s compensation, with Commissioners Rob Kidwell and Danny Phillips voting against it.

The increase will be paid from the administration budget and will not affect the tax rate, Town Manager Greg Ferguson said.