Tuesday, June 22, 2021

114 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253
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No comments on zoning to facilitate rental development already in progress

Burlington’s city heard a request Tuesday night that would allow developer Dennis Euliss to 108 rental apartments that he already has in the works on 5.6 acres at the northeast corner of Kirkpatrick Road and Grand Oaks Boulevard.

The developer’s request will effectively enable Euliss to set up the proposed apartments on less acreage than he would’ve needed under the property’s previous office/institutional zoning. This change would enable Euliss to use another, nearby lot that had previously been previously slated to meet the acreage requirement to develop some sort of office or institutional project.

This proposal, which received a unanimous endorsement from the city’s planning and zoning commission in March, has also received the blessing of the city’s planning staff.  Conrad Olmedo, the city’s planning manager, told the council that the advantage of this change is consistency it would bring to this project and other nearby developments.

The council has scheduled a vote on the proposal for its next meeting, on Tuesday, May 4.

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In other business:

  • The council solicited feedback on the city’s proposed allocations of federal community development funds that it receives each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. No residents took advantage of this opportunity to weigh in on the matter.
  • The council postponed a hearing on a proposed Muslim cemetery along Hanford Road for the umpteenth time due to a request from the applicant, who has been negotiating the finer points of this project with a number of neighboring residents. The prospective burial ground is now slated to come up for a hearing on May 18.

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