In an effort to promote quality redevelopment in the vicinity of Islander Drive, the Town's 2004 Land Use Plan and a subsequent 2006 small-area plan designated this area as the "Village West" planning area. Village West envisions a mixed-use district, with both residential and commercial uses in the same area, on the same parcel, and even in the same structure, and includes very flexible and lucrative zoning regulations.
In recent years, a few properties in the Village West area have been rezoned to the new Village West zoning district, but the remaining properties remained zoned as Business (which does not allow any mixed uses or residential uses). The Board of Commissioners recently completed the full rezoning of nearly all properties in the Islander Drive, Reed Drive, NC 58, and Crew Drive area to the Village West zoning district. The Town is actively promoting quality redevelopment in this area, and is eager to work with any and all property owners and potential developers to make the Village West vision a reality in the future.
Monday, January 4, 2016 3:35:00 PM