The Christiansburg Market redevelopers are awaiting approval from the city on the addition of multi-family residences to the purchasing middle property.
Plans for flats and a lodge to be a part of the challenge have been introduced final yr, however the builders want the inexperienced mild from the city on a number of requests tied to that portion of the property’s ongoing redevelopment.
Extra particularly, the addition of multi-family residential makes use of will not be presently allowed underneath a plan accepted in 2019. Additionally, the newest proposed changes to the challenge embrace models for residents who’re no less than 55 years outdated, in accordance with challenge paperwork.
Walt Rector, the long-time developer who has led the Market challenge, just lately addressed the proposed modifications with the Christiansburg Planning Fee.
“This explicit website was the most effective alternative I noticed, that I’ve seen in an extended, very long time. I knew immediately what I needed to do to repair it,” he mentioned throughout a gathering final month. “This property was initially envisioned on my own to be a redevelopment utilizing a lot of the buildings … I used to be incorrect. Since that point, with the pandemic, however extra importantly with the bigger affect Amazon has had, retail has modified dramatically.”
The amendments proposed by the Market search to permit multi-family residential makes use of, elevated constructing peak, lowered onsite greenspace and lowered residential parking requirement.