Project Working Name
105 Friendly Drive
105 Friendly Drive (One block south from the Hillsborough Street, Friendly Drive and Dixie Trail intersection. Near University Towers and Valentine Commons. The current building contains Johnson-Paschal Florist and Greek House Gifts)
Re-development of the 2 story flower/gift shop on Friendly Drive to a 5 story building with first floor retail facing Friendly Drive and 4 floors of apartments. No on-site parking will be provided. The building envelope will encompass the maximum allowable building footprint for the lot allowing for a 14’ sidewalk in front and service vehicle access. A maximum of 12 units are proposed and the developer estimates 48-50 bedrooms.
0.21 acres requested rezoning to: Neighborhood Mixed Use- maximum 5 stories, Urban General use with Special Residential Parking Overlay District (NX-5-UG w/SRPOD)
Current zoning: Office & Institution-2 with Special Residential Parking Overlay District and Neighborhood Business with Pedestrian Business Overlay District (O&I-2 w/SRPOD & NB w/PBOD&SRPOD)
Noted Inconsistencies as per the Official City of Raleigh Staff Report
No noted zoning inconsistencies by Planning. The Raleigh Staff Report recommends approval of this request.
Planning Commission Public Hearing- 04/08/14
City Council Public Hearing Date- Planning recommends hearing for 5/6/14
Planning Commission recommendation pending; deadline 07/08/14
City Council vote: Pending
City Council is receiving letters of concerns from citizens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wade Citizens Advisory Council
Presentation – May 27, 2014
Vote – May 27, 2014 For rezoning approval: 26; Against rezoning approval: 1
The UPHA Board supports the Wade CAC vote.
UPHA board and members may be involved in meetings with residents/neighbors and the development team to find ways to encourage development that not only has no negative impact on the University Park residents but that has positive effects on neighbors’ quality of life, property values and the larger community.