Hillsborough Square Z-31-14

Project Working Name
1912 Hillsborough; Hillsborough Square


The main site is located at 1912 Hillsborough Street along the Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road roundabout adjacent to the former location of Loco Pops. The site is currently a University parking lot.


Rezoning Case
Z-31-14 proposes zoning to Community Mixed Use-5 stories -Urban Limited-Conditional Use with Special Residential Parking Overlay District (CX-5-UL-CU w/ SRPOD)


This project proposes the re-development of the site at 1912 Hillsborough Street into a 5 story building with a first floor office facing Hillsborough Street and 4 floors of apartments above. Approximately 41 on-site parking spaces will be provided. The building envelope will encompass the maximum allowable footprint while retaining the existing sidewalk in front and providing service vehicle access. A maximum of 54 units are proposed. The developer, Bell View Partners, envisions approximately 54 one bedroom/loft units. Bell View Partners is also developing the Aloft hotel 2 blocks west on Hillsborough Street.


It should be noted that a small wedge of the site is split by Pullen Rd and sits north of the main site on the opposite side of Pullen Road between the two roundabouts. This portion of the site wedge will continue as surface parking.


0.54 acres are currently zoned: Neighborhood Business and Office & Institution-1 with Special Residential Parking Overly District and Pedestrian Business Overlay District (NB and O&I-1 w/SRPOD and PBOD)


Noted Inconsistencies as per the Official City of Raleigh Staff Report
None noted.


Public Hearing 02/03/15
The City Council voted following the public hearing. Re-zoning passed 7-0 (Gaylord absent)


Current Disposition


Wade Citizens Advisory Council
Presentation – October 28, 2014; in favor: 11, abstention: 1; opposed: 0


Construction Period


UPHA Position
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.

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