Public Hearing: The Hoke Property – October 21
The public is invited to view and comment on plans for developing one of the town’s last major empty plots of land—the abandoned Hoke Lumber Company site —via ZOOM on Wednesday, October 21, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
The project team of planners will deliver an overview presentation at 5:05 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., with time allotted for questions.
The project is currently under review by planning staff of both entities. The Hoke family conducted business from the Davidson lumber yard from 1943 until last year, when growth of the business led the family to relocate to a much larger and more convenient 15-acre site on the north side of Mooresville. The original site has laid fallow for more than a year, except for a few ramshackle buildings.
The developers are Alliance Group and Taylor Morrison Homes. They propose building 78 townhomes on the 5.5 acre lot. The homes will front Jetton Street on one side, and Catawba Avenue on the other. Features for the project call for internal public spaces, alleys, a new street connecting Jetton Street and Catawba Avenue, two greens and walkways throughout the development.
To view the October 21 meeting on Zoom, register at least 24 hours in advance using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nDZcwg7XTpCbaJ4JqDUUVg. The meeting will also be live streamed on the Town of Davidson YouTube Channel.
Those who wish to participate can also send written comments to Davidson Senior Planner Trey Akers at [email protected]. Comments must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 for review at the meeting, and by Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. for inclusion in the meeting record.
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