The Town of Harrisburg has several development proposals that are currently in the review process, but the one that stirred up some conversation lately is for the Town Center.

The proposal to develop five parcels of vacant land in the Harrisburg Town Center came from CapitalNexus LLC, Redtown Investment LLC and RWN Incestment LLC, and information about the plans was presented to residents that attended a Neighborhood Meeting in December.

This project is a mixed-use development with retail, office, art center, residential, open space and parking. Proposed uses in the site plan include a main street entry corridor, coffee shop and outdoor seating, a brewery with residential on top, retail and residential mixed use, a pedestrian friendly retail street and big anchor commercial with residential on top.

The plan that was presented during the meeting said the total area being developed would be 16.33 acres that would include 181,700 square feet of retail, 93,650 square feet of office space, 364 residential units, a plaza, a green space and about 1,140 parking spaces.

The developers are requesting the town rezone the sites from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to CC (City Center).

The Neighborhood Meeting was the first step in the application process. The project is currently scheduled to be presented to the town’s Planning and Zoning Advisory Board in March and will move on to Harrisburg Town Council in April.

If the development and rezoning is approved by council, the first phase of construction could begin as early as October.

Officials with the town said traffic will be analyzed and necessary improvements will be made as part of the project.

More information on this project and others in the review stages can be found at https://www.harrisburgnc.org/156/Planning-Economic-Development.

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