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Developer requests 250-300 apts. in 1st phase of 61-acre project


Haw River’s town council plans to hear a pitch for at least 250 apartments next week when it holds a public hearing to rezone a developer’s 61-acre property.

Located near the intersection of Jimmie Kerr and Trollingwood roads, the proposed project would consist of three phases, The Alamance News confirmed with town manager Sean Tencer and developer John Burton. The first phase would be between 250 and 300 apartments, with phases two and three still under consideration.


This 61-acre lot is just down Jimmie Kerr Road from another site, in Graham, that the same developer has been trying to get approved for apartments and commercial development.

Still, under the general residential zoning that Burton and his brother Jack are requesting, the duo could also opt to build single-family dwellings or townhomes.

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Burton told the newspaper Tuesday that, if approved by the council, construction on the project is expected to begin next year and could be completed within a couple of years.


Burton brothers face resistance from Graham council on nearby project
In the time since the Burtons bought the Haw River property in February, they’ve also purchased a 55-acre tract just down the road, in Graham’s jurisdiction. On that site, which backs up to both the Haw River and I-40, the brothers have proposed townhomes, a notion that’s been met with resistance by Graham’s council because the city hasn’t extended water and sewer service to the area.

With the two properties being so near each other – a few wooded lots and transmission towers from an electrical substation stand between the two – John Burton said that someday connecting the projects has been considered, but isn’t currently “on the table.”
Haw River’s public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. during its upcoming Monday meeting.

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