“It allows for the activation of a corner that otherwise would be challenging,” Kleinschmidt said. “It’s a reason to be excited about Southern Village."
At least one parking space will be eliminated to account for the extra patio space.
Ruffin Slater, general manager of Weaver Street said the original design of the sidewalks on the property were based off of Franklin Street.
“We’re not using it to its full potential,” he said.
Other items on the agenda included a proposal to install two new pumps at the Cedar Village Family Fare, a convenience store off of Weaver Dairy Road.
Kay Pearlstein, senior planner of the project, said other changes include a bicycle service station, an outdoor eating area and four underground service tanks being replaced with two more modern ones.
The council will hold a public hearing for this project in January.
The council also reviewed the concept plan for the expansion of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public Schools Lincoln Center. The project proposes to build a new administrative office for the school system, consolidate the school system’s Pre-K to allow for more classroom spaces at existing elementary schools and increase enrollment at the Phoenix Academy.
“We want to make
sure that we have something consistent, architecturally, with what is
going on with the area," said David Dunmire, a resident who lives in the Timberlyne neighborhood, regarding the Weaver Dairy Road retail development proposal. This project would bring a three-story 78,000 sq. ft. commercial building for office space, retail and self-storage uses to 1165 Weaver Dairy Rd.