Description: Application proposed rezoning +/- 12 acres to LI-CZD zoning district to allow +/- 405,000 total square feet of a combination of light manufacturing, light research activities, and flex space uses. The application is also proposing to allow conditional uses including office, conditioned self storage facility, and supply yard.
About the Property: The east and southeast portions of the property include Resource Conservation District, Jordan Buffer, and 100 year flood plain. The application must comply with all applicable regulations that protect these environmental features.
What happened to the 7000 Millhouse Rd Concept Plan from 2016? The new application is a revised version of the former concept plan submittal reviewed by the Community Design Commission and Town Council in fall of 2016. The application no longer includes the property at 1600 Eubanks Rd. The new application has been prepared to reflect the new Conditional Rezoning Review process and LI-CZD district requirements adopted by the Town Council on April 5, 2017.*
Proposed Land Uses*:
Combination of Light manufacturing, light research activities, and flex space: 215,000 square feet
*NOTE: On April 5, 2017, the Town Council took the following actions to encourage innovative, light industrial uses in the Millhouse Enterprise Zone. These actions created a new review process for the applicant. Instead of submitting a Special Use Permit following a Concept Plan, the applicant has submitted a Conditional Rezoning Application for review by the Town Council.
Create a new zoning category: Innovative, Light Industrial - Conditional Zoning District
Create a new review process for the Town Council to consider Conditional Rezoning Applications
Amend the Land Use Plan to designate approximately 60 acres along Millhouse Road as an Innovative, Light Industrial Opportunity Area
Previous Concept Plan Application
Description: Construction on two separate sites including 11 self-storage buildings, one self-service car wash (11 acres on west side Millhouse Rd, adjacent to the Norfolk Southern Railroad), one office building and 3 flex-space buildings (10 acres on east side Millhouse Rd, south of the Town of Chapel Hill Transit Facility). Access to the self-storage site is proposed from Eubanks Rd., access to the office, flex space is proposed from Millhouse Rd. Both sites include Jordan Buffer and Resource Conservation Districts; the storage facility site includes floodplain.
Proposed Land Use Category: Mixed-Use
Proposed Floor Area, Parking - 116,000 square feet storage-facility in 11 buildings
- 70,000 square feet of office and flex space in four buildings
- 174 parking spaces for office, flex space; not specified for