Developers hope to address the growing demand for affordable housing with a new mixed-use complex in Carrboro.
But the $15 million project on 500 N. Greensboro St. in Carrboro, which will take 2.5 acres of land, can’t proceed unless the Board of Aldermen first changes the town’s land use ordinance.
The Shelton Station development, which is slated to include 12,000 square feet of retail space and 114 apartments, would exceed Carrboro’s population density restrictions by more than three times, said Damon Seils, chairman of the town’s advisory planning board.
The Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 14 to consider altering the land use ordinance after Shelton Station developer Belmont Sayre requested a review.
Though the aldermen did not reach a decision, they voted to continue discussing the ordinance in September.
The aldermen will not receive an official presentation of the project unless either the ordinance or the proposal is changed, Seils said.
But he said the advisory planning board has seen a presentation on the development and made recommendations.
Catering to Carrboro
If constructed, the new development will be more middle-income oriented than Chapel Hill’s mixed-use Greenbridge development, Carrboro’s interim Town Manager Matt Efird said in an email.