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Infill development proposed off Mebane Oaks Road between Walmart & fire station

Preliminary plans have been filed with the city of Mebane for a planned development that would feature 96 single-family homes and 320 apartments on 60.24 acres sandwiched between Mebane Oaks Road and Broadwood Acres Road.

The property is beside and behind the Walmart shopping center and next to Agape Baptist Church on Mebane Oaks Road.

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The applicants, Mebane Housing LLC and Evolve Mebane Oaks LLC, are seeking conditional rezoning for the property to build the development, currently named “Evolve at Mebane Oaks.”

The property is located within Mebane’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), according to the city’s planning department. The site for “Evolve Mebane Oaks” fronts Mebane Oaks Road, Broadwood Acres Road, and Longleaf Pine Place, according to the planning department. While utilities are available to the property, the applicant would need to petition for annexation before connecting to city water and sewer lines.

The developer has indicated that an internal connection to the Garrett Crossing shopping plaza, where Walmart is located, would be built.

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Potential amenities for the development could include two community playgrounds, two private dog parks, a grilling pavilion, and a community pool with a clubhouse. EV charging stations would be built at the clubhouse.

The developers are proposing to offer the city a 7.43-acre lot for future development that could include a new police station or substation, which would be in lieu of the 11.83 acres of public recreation space 5.51 acres of private recreation space, and 7.34 acres of open space required under the city’s development ordinance.

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A traffic impact study determined that the developer would be required to install a traffic signal at the Mebane Oaks Road entrance to the site, along with a northbound left-turn lane and southbound right-turn lane, according to the application materials.

The developers are requesting building heights of up to 60 feet for the apartment buildings, which exceed the maximum height of 50 feet allowed under the current R-8 zoning designation.

The developers are based out of Greensboro, according to their application.

Mebane’s planning board is scheduled to discuss the rezoning request at its upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday night.

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