Community Association Meeting Minutes
Feb 21, 2008
7:00 PM Alamance
Joe Andrews, Lonnie Baxley, Bill Brannon,
Angela Burgess, Bob Chamberlain, Dan
Donovan, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart,
Aaron Harris, Sue McElroy, Jennie McNamara, Denise Osborne, Nanette
Riddle, Dan Rogers, Darin Thomas
Sandy Weathersby, Steve Farrar, Jean King, Mo
Dave introduced Sandy Weathersby and the other
showed a site plan for the
Woody Mill Square
has almost received approval using a new process (city and county) for sewer
service. Brantley-Tillman has been
doing the engineering work. He is
one month away from filing a rezoning petition for the remaining portion of the
60 acres he ownes. Most is already
zoned properly. He is considering
30 adjoining acres for future projects but not at this time.
Some adjoining property owners are not yet interested in selling.
The Lowes store will be 50,000 square feet.
Some other space will total 200,000 square feet
Cone Healthcare seems more interested in
developing their land and will not sell.
Other parts of the property could be developed as residential or homes
for elderly. Traffic
projections are for 4000-6000 cars/day.
There will be 4 lanes surrounding most of the project.
Lowes has this in their 3-4 year plan.
Brick and precast stone traditional architecture is the intent.
He expects to start after the DOT project to do the new exit off 421 at
Woody and take 4-6 years complete.
Doug Gallon, chairman of DOT, division 7 should be lobbied to ensure funding is
not withdrawn from the exit.
is open to changing the name from
Woody Mill Square to something that our committee
desires. March 3 is when the city
does the WSSA approval and some other approvals in April.
General discussion of the project followed after the exit of Sandy
Dave said there are rumors that Forest Oaks
Shopping Center is about
to be sold. Curves building has been
condemned. They are moving to the
new center across Liberty Road.
The Dry Cleaner is moving across the street, too.
Mo Saidi, a partner with Subway, presented the idea
of breakfast menu for the store.
The group liked the idea.
Lots of drive-thru. Breakfast could
start at 6:00 AM. An online survey
could possibly help to determine if there is interest in the area.
Lonnie agreed to work
with Mo on the survey and we put it on our website.
Mo will consider a bag stuffer to promote taking the survey.
Darin led a discussion about a proposed 220 condos
and 112 townhomes across from SEHS on SEHS road.
Prices will be $180,000 to $220,000.
Megabuilders is owned by county commissioner Mike Winstead.
Derik, the attorney contacted Darin.
The SEGC group wants to by time.
Lots of concern about density, school capacity, safety and general
compatibility with the area. The
five criteria that are used to make the decision are what we focused.
The group wants the average price to be higher.
Darin agreed to contact the attorney and county staff and try to get the
zoning hearing delayed/continued. It
is now scheduled for March 12.
Darin supported the strategic plan and the proposed
Nanette Riddle presented business cards and asked for
feedback via email.
Sue and Rose Marie spoke about grants that are
available. The idea is to ask for
money to promote our website using banners in the community.
We need a sponsor 501C3 non-profit. Nanette knows of one.
SGCA Board meeting: March 4, 6:30 PM at Alamance Pres.
Next SGCA Advisory Committee meeting:
March 13, 7 PM at Alamance Pres.
adjourned at 9:15 PM.
Dan Rogers, secretary