The Marion City Council approved the rezoning of some property on the five lane that could be the site for a new 48-unit apartment complex.
At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the City Council held a public hearing about the requested rezoning of 13.4 acres of land located on the five lane directly across from the Harvest Drive-In. City Planner Heather Cotton said Pendergraph Companies of Raleigh is asking for the land to be rezoned from the current C-2 general business zoning to an R-2 general residential zoning. The new residential zoning would allow for apartment complexes, duplexes, triplexes, mobile homes and mobile home parks. The land is owned by Main Street Car Wash and Mini Storage, LLC of Marion.
Pendergraph Companies applied for the rezoning in order to build a 48-unit apartment complex at the site. The firm’s site plan, which was submitted to the city, calls for four separate apartment buildings and an office. The complex would be called Marion Hill Apartments.
“The Pendergraph Companies, LLC is a full service Real Estate Development, Construction, Property Management, Brokerage, and Consulting firm,” reads the firm’s website. “We cover North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia but are actively seeking to expand into other parts of the U.S. Whether taking your home to market or designing and building a multi-million dollar apartment home community, our company delivers.”
No one from the public commented during the hearing. Councilman Everette Clark asked if this apartment complex would be for low-income housing. Cotton said she was not aware of plans for this complex to be for low-income residents or housing subsidized by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Clark said he has a problem with low-income housing at that site but is not opposed to housing for the elderly and disabled.
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