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Request for Board Action

New Projects and Requests in Catawba County

The following requests will be coming before a Catawba County Board for approval. Please find the case of interest to you, and click on the “hot” attachments shown in blue to get more information on the project. Feel free to speak with the staff person handling the case for more details.

Site Location and PIN #Project Name or Case NumberRequestApplicant and Contact PersonAttachments
(Click attachment to see document copy)
Board and Staff ContactsHearing Date and Status
8331 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrils Ford, NC
4608-02-85-7424
Sherrill's Stream SubdivisionSubdivision - 68-lots
Preliminary Plat
Shawn Ogden
Billy Allen
Application
Location Map
Proposed Plat

Subdivision Review Board

Susan Ballbach

8/29/17
Approved
8565 W. NC 10 Hwy.
Vale, NC 28168
SU2017-02Special Use
Commercial Roadside Stand
MM Produce
Maurillo and Fabiola Calderon
Application
Location Map
Site Plan
Project Description

Board of Adjustment

Susan Ballbach

6/27/2017
Approved
4367 Vine Arbor Drive
Hickory, NC
VAR2017-01Variance
5.2 foot side-setback variance request for single family dwelling built in 1976
Darren and Janet Mayfield
Lori Phelps
Application
Location Map
Drawing
Project Description

Board of Adjustment

Susan Ballbach

6/27/17
Approved
Intersection of Slanting Bridge and Hwy 150Village at Sherrills Ford LLC
RZ2017-03
Rezoning

From: PD-CD Planned Development-Conditional District
To: PD-CD (Amend Development Agreement & Conceptual Plan)

2535 NC Highway 16 South, LLC
Steve Bailey
Application
Development Master Plan & Conceptual Image Booklet

Planning Board

Board of Commisioners

Chris Timberlake

6/26/2017

7/17/2017
Approved

7138 Hudson Chapel Road,
Catawba, NC
RZ2017-02Rezoning

From: R-40 Residential
To: R-90-CD Residential-80-Conditional District

Azalea Point Landing, LLCRezoning Application
Decommisioning Plans
Rezoning Support Statement
Applicant Statement
Survey Map
Proposed Site Plans

Planning Board

Board of Commisioners

Chris Timberlake

04/03/2017

04/17/2017
Approved

2575 Emmanuel Church
Conover, NC 28613
SU2017-01Special Use

Conference/Retreat/Event Center

Heritage barn, LLC

Marcheta Campbell

Application
Location Map
Site Plan
Project Description

Board of Adjustment

Susan Ballbach

3/28/2017
Approved
6641 Montford Drive
Conover, NC 28613

PIN: 3735-12-95-2833

ENCU2016-01

Extension of a Non-conforming Use

Replacing proposed parking lot with one RV site. (The parking lot was approved 303102015 on the site of a former bathhouse.)

Five Star Land Development
(Lake Hickory RV Resort Site)

David Dyer

Application
Meeting Date Request
Location Map
Site Plan
Project Description
Board of Adjustment

Susan Ballbach

1/31/2017

Approved

3217 Rocky Foard RoadSU2016-01Special Use

Mining of Earth Products (Clay mine)

Taylor Clay Products

Steve Blakenbeker

Application
Location Map
Site Plan
Project Description

Board of Adjustment

Susan Ballbach

1/26/2017
Approved

7170 Vinewood Rd.
Sherrills Ford, NC

PIN #3697-20-90-7442

RZ2016-07

Rezoning

From: R-30 (Residential)
To: PD (Planned Development)

Blackthorne Development GroupRezoning Application
Narrative
Site Plan

Planning Board

Board of Commissioners

Chris Timberlake

11/28/2016

12/19/2016
Approved

9038 Greenwood Rd.
4627-05-07-4711
Osprey Court Subdivision

Subdivision-5 lots

Preliminary Plat

Hinckley Gauvain

Michael Wetter

Application
Location Map
Proposed Plat

Subdivision Review Board

Susan Ballbach

7/26/16
Approved

8331 Sherrills Ford Rd.

4608-02-85-7424

Named: Shawn Ogden-Cutchin Property for Sketch Plat

Renamed Sherrill's stream Subdivision at time of Preliminary Plat

Subdivision - 48 lots

Sketch Plat

Shawn Ogden

Michael Wetter

Application
Location Map
Proposed Plat

Subdivision Review Board

Susan Ballbach

7/26/16
Approved
Intersection of Slanting Bridge Road and Hwy 150

Village at Sherrills Ford LLC

RZ2015-02

Rezoning

From: PD-CD Planned Development-Conditional District
To: PD-CD (New Development Agreement and Revised Conceptual)

Village at Sherrills Ford LLCPress Release
Conceptual Site Plan

Planning Board

Board of Commissioners

Chris Timberlake

3/30/2015

4/20/2015
Approved

Active Projects

In 2007, with strong population growth continuing in the southeastern part of Catawba County, plans were announced for development of a “village center” with space for retail, office, medical and educational uses to serve the Sherrills Ford and Terrell communities. Plans for a “village center” were well received by citizens in that area but when the severe economic downturn followed in late 2008, plans for the village center could not proceed.

Now a fresh start has been proposed for a planned development, which would be known as The Village at Sherrills Ford.

As was the case with the first proposal in 2007, the new proposal will be accompanied by a new development agreement under which the developer is providing assets beyond those required under current land use regulations. The properties were originally rezoned Planned Development-Conditional Development, or PD-CD, in 2007 with the original village center proposal by Crescent Resources LLC. The property was sold by Crescent Resources to The Village at Sherrills Ford LLC in December 2014.

The new proposal is to develop the same five properties, totaling approximately 200 acres, revising the square footage based on current market demands. The plan sets aside space for development of approximately 325 single-family and 750 multi-family residences and 615,000 square feet for uses such as retail, office, medical and educational purposes.

Approved Projects

In August 2008, Crosland LLC submitted a proposal to develop 44 acres for a mixed use commercial center at the intersection of Hwy. 150 and the new Hwy. 16 interchange, referred to as the Bridgewater Development. At build-out, the commercial center would include up to 206,500 square feet of building area. As part of the rezoning request, Crosland and the County executed a development agreement which laid out the specific details for the development of Bridgewater. The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved the Planned Development-Conditional District at its meeting in October 2008.

  • Development Agreement
  • Rezoning Application
  • Design Development Guidelines
  • Site Plan
  • Supplemental Documentation

Representatives of Catawba County, Crescent and Key Harbor Holdings have reached agreement on a development agreement for the Key Harbor, Village Center, Terrapin Creek and Mountain Creek properties. Public comment on the development agreement, amendments to the Sherrills Ford Small Area Plan, and Key Harbor and Village Center rezoning requests was heard at a public hearing of the Catawba County Planning Board, on Monday, March 26, 2007 at 7 pm at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton, NC. The Catawba County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed agreement and approved the project on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 7 pm, also at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.

  • Planning Board Memo
  • Key Harbor Site Plan
  • Key Harbor Conditions
  • Crescent Village Site Plan
  • Crescent Village Conditions
  • Development Agreement
    • (Not all exhibits are currently available online)
    • Exhibit A-Legal description of the Key Harbor property
    • Exhibit B-Map depicting all four parcels: Key Harbor, Village Center, Terrapin Creek, Mountain Creek
    • Exhibit C-Boundary Survey Map of the Village Center property available for viewing at the Planning Department
    • Exhibit D-Boundary Survey Map of the Terrapin Creek property available for viewing at the Planning Department
    • Exhibit E-Boundary Survey Map of Mountain Creek property available for viewing at the Planning Department
    • Exhibit F-Map depicting the 300 acre portion of Mountain Creek that may be developed by Crescent
    • Exhibit G-Schematic plan of the Key Harbor subdivision
    • Exhibit H-Schematic plan of the Village Center
    • Exhibit I-Concept plan for the Terrapin Creek
    • Exhibit J-Statement from Crescent agreeing to dedicate right of way for Highway 150 widening
    • Exhibit K-Plan depicting parking lot improvements at Sherrills Ford elementary school
    • Exhibit L-Water and sewer capital fee schedule