By Clellie Allen
ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all.
Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a 2,966-square-foot neighbor-hood pool and and 1,315-square-foot clubhouse for Averette Ridge subdivision.
Speaking for the developer, AndRic Development LLC, Andrew Pinter told the board he had met several times with homeowners and had “majority support,” for the undertaking.
He also met with adjacent property owners to make sure they were comfortable with the buffering. He told the board that the pool should be open “by the next swim season,” and he’s already signed a $127,000 contract with Raleigh Pools for the work.
Planning board members also recommended to town commissioners the rezoning of a 2.29-acre portion of a 6.16-acre tract of land between the southern part of the existing U.S. 401 and the future U.S. 401 bypass from a residential district to a commercial outlying district, requiring special use permit.
The portion of land belongs to Larry David Perry and Cherly Gay Lanier and was bisected by the new bypass going in. The rezoning would help the owners potentially develop it commercially as it would likely no longer be desirable for residential use.
Also receiving a nod of recommendation by the planning board was a request for conditional zoning of the property located at 519 S. Main St., the former location of Twilight Florist.
The property, which was once a single family dwelling, received conditional approval to operate as a florist in 2006. The owner, Deborah Bordeaux, is asking the town to open up that potential use for a greater range of businesses. Any change requires approval by the board, but some would need a special-use permit in addition to the conditional zoning.
On the table for potential uses are everything from medical or professional office space to a retail clothing boutique or automotive sales.
Lastly, the planning board recommended commissioners adopt a text amendment to revise certain articles and repeal another from the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to update the town’s approval process and requirements for telecommunication towers and antenna collocations. The impetus for the change comes largely from mandates from the General Assembly, Town Attorney David York said. To update Rolesville’s UDO, York said he “borrowed heavily from city of Raleigh … but made it more Rolesville friendly.”
All four cases will require commissioners hold public hearings before making a decision.
The next Rolesville board of commissioners meeting is Monday, 7 p.m. at the town meeting hall, 502 Southtown Circle. On the agenda is a call for public hearings for all of the above cases, to be held Sept. 2. Additionally, commissioners will consider awarding the bid for resurfacing Redford Place Drive and Wall Creek Drive.