November 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes
II. Oct 2019 MCAC minutes approved
III. Police Report
A. Officer J.R. Marx: Good crime report for the month. 4 car break-ins, but they were all in
the same car lot on Capital and radios were stolen. 2 car thefts, one a work truck from a building site and the other was a Peace University golf cart. No other major crimes to report, PD is gearing up for the holiday season.
IV. Vision for Seaboard Station
John Florian, Executive VP of Development and Micah Kordsmeier, Development Manager for Hoffman-Dev. Renderings are not fully developed but are more to establish a flavor for the development. Phase 1 will be blocks A and B. Block A is current site of Sunflowers. 148 room 7 story hotel with a rooftop bar and ground level pool that will be shared with rental apartments with retail on ground level. Parking will be tucked underneath as the lot slopes down. Intimacy, cafe space, Block B (currently 18 Seaboard and Oak n Dagger) will be retail ground level with apartments above and a handful of townhomes on Halifax and shops along Seaboard. Current alley will be open to retail and open for events. Block C (Night Kitchen) is still in flux. Harris Teeter is off the table. Bad Daddy’s and Logans are not part of this development but their input is being courted. Active, pedestrian friendly, food and beverage/dry goods. Currently building where O2 and Ace is will stand. Other buildings (Blocks A, B, C) will be demolished. All plans are within current zoning. Hoffman is talking to city regarding the Person St. streetscape to maintain walkability. Timeframe: Block A is starting summer 2020 with Block B a few months after. Block C will start 3-5 years from now. Hoffman-Dev is looking for variety, mix of retailers/ restaurants to include upscale restaurant anchors, fitness, home goods/dry goods. A vibrant street scape is the goal, accessible and approachable. Current retail/restaurants will have the opportunity to move into new space. Studios in 500 sf range up to larger 2 bdrm units for rental apartments. Some units will be geared towards Peace students, although no student housing is planned for for blocks A or B. Townhome style units will face Halifax with front stoops directly on sidewalk. All units in Block A and B will be rentals.
V. Wake Forest Road -
Goal is to be completed by Thanksgiving. Paving began 11/11. Paving on Blount and intersection on Wake Forest/Blount begins 11/15. Person St. paving is done, milling on Blount will be done this week. Temporary markings have been put in place. Final markings will be done in the spring because it is temperature sensitive.
VI. Parks Report
Fall planting scheduled for Poplar Springs and Marshall St. Parks. November 19, 2019 8 am to 10 am
VII. Volunteers needed! Open positions:
Mordecai Co-Chair Neighborhood representatives Social Chair Facebook Live Streamer Nomination committee volunteers: Merrilee, Phillip and Sean
VIII. CAC Vote for Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning overlay application.
Question to the MCAC is: due to new City Council and Mayor who are more receptive to ADUs, should we proceed with current process (which is laborious), or wait to see if new council relaxes the process. After discussion, the motion for MCAC to move forward with gauging interest for an ADU overlay was withdrawn.
Next meeting: Holiday Party on December 10, 2019 location TBD
December 10, 2019 MCAC Minutes:
On December the MCAC held our Holiday Social at The Centerpiece Gallery on North Person Street. (Photo featured above.)
Sean Farres welcomed the group and gave his farewell comments as he stepped down after serving a two year term as MCAC Co-Chair. Thank you to Sean for all of his hard work and leadership!
Philip Bernard spoke on behalf of the Nominating Committee and nominated Dana Deaton as new MCAC Co-Chair 2020-2022.
Patti Merz, Secretary, and James Troxler, Co-Chair will serve the second of their current two-hear terms.
The MCAC election will be held at our next meeting on January 14, 2020.
Thank you to The Centerpiece Gallery for hosting this event and to everyone who attended.