Central Landing PUD on planning agenda

A rezoning of the proposed Central Landing site to PUD is on the Conway Planning Commission agenda for Monday night.

The mixed-use development, whose fate is dependent upon voters approving a plan to renew a 1/8-cent sales tax for road improvements, is the city’s current plan for the 220 acres now referred to as the old airport. The area is now zoned I-3 (Intensive Industrial). Jim Wilson and Associates, the developer of Central Landing, has requested the rezoning to Planned Unit Development. Monday night’s meeting is open to the public and will serve as a public hearing on the PUD.

Also on the agenda is an annexation and rezoning requested by Hal Crafton of Rush Hal Properties.

The annexation request involves 143 acres around the Round Mountain peach orchard, which Crafton has purchased. He has also presented a preliminary review to the planning department for a subdivision called The Orchard at Round Mountain.

Crafton submitted a second preliminary review for a subdivision called Nahlen Cove, to be located on Nutters Chapel Road adjoining Catherine Place. He is also requesting a rezoning to PUD. A note attached to documents filed with the planning department says PUD zoning is needed “due to the reduced front yard setback, lot sizes and reduced street right of way.” Crafton has also requested a variance for narrower streets.

Other items on the agenda include:

• A request by James Branch to rezone property at Meadowlake Road and West Street from R-2 to O-3.

• A request from Scott Hayes to rezone property at Factory and Monroe Streets from R-2A to O-2 and a conditional use permit to allow a temporary bank while a new Arvest Bank is built.

• A request from DT Real Estate for a rezoning from O-1 to RU-1 on property on Dave Ward Drive near Donaghey Avenue and a request for a conditional use permit to allow a mini storage and general retail there.

The planning commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Conway District Court building on Parkway.

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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