Holly Springs Wal-Mart requests zoning change
by Erin Dentmon
edentmon@cherokeetribune.com
February 03, 2013 12:22 AM | 2842 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOLLY SPRINGS — The Holly Springs Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday because Wal-Mart has asked to own its facility.

The city has already granted a conditional use permit to development company Bright-Meyers, the group that will develop and lease other parcels on Wal-Mart’s Holly Springs Parkway site.

But Wal-Mart has requested to own its building separately, Holly Springs City Manager Rob Logan said.

The site is zoned for general commercial use, which allows big box retail stores under 32,000 square feet.

At 163,134 square feet, Wal-Mart is classified as Class III Big Box Retail, so the company will need a conditional use permit to build in the general commercial zone.

The Holly Springs City Council will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Monday immediately followed by a called meeting.

At the called meeting, the council is expected to vote whether to approve or deny an ordinance granting the conditional use permit.

The store’s opening was announced in October. Owners of properties in the development obtained conditional use permits last summer.

The shopping center site will include 30,000 feet of retail outparcels, which will remain under Bright-Meyers.

Wal-Mart’s original plans included a fueling center, but site plans do not show one.

As planned, Wal-Mart will own 733 parking spaces. A total of 120 spaces are planned for the other retail shops, bringing the total number of spaces to 853 on the site.

Logan said the planning commission will likely also discuss Wal-Mart’s facade materials, an issue normally handled by city staff.

“The planning commission will (review the materials) in this case, because of the scope,” Logan said.
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