Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has given its unanimous nod to a group of new townhomes that would fill a small gap in the development along Cleveland Avenue.The commission’s members formally endorsed a request for high density residential zoning on Monday that would enable Thomas Perdue to construct up to five townhomes on some .67 acres at 310 Cleveland Avenue.
Perdue told the commission that he plans to preserve a single-family home that already occupies this property, which is currently zoned for general business development. He added that he hopes to use the balance of the property for something “a little more affordable” – namely the townhomes that he told the planning commission members he’d like to construct.
Perdue has submitted his proposal to the city as a “limited use” rezoning request. In this particular case, the applicant has agreed to limit the property’s future use to attached and detached single family dwellings.
Jamie Lawson, the city’s planning director, told the planning commission that Perdue’s plans for the townhomes are in line with the city’s land use plan for future development of the area. She added that his request would bring the existing single-family home “into conformity” with the lot’s zoning.
The commission’s members voted 7-to-0 to recommend this request to Burlington’s city council which will likely consider the matter in July.