This will now move the Amarx development to a review process and Amarx will have to revise their plans and address city staff’s comments. Only after fully addressing those comments will the site permit be issued.
Amarx submitted new plans and will be going in front of TRC on October 4th. Please see new plans at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1W7Vn6JKGng8eem9YCPjaW-vuVl-eETLM If you have any comments regarding the increased traffic as a result of new development, please email us.
Developer will be submitting revised plans for consideration during the next TRC meeting scheduled for June 21st. More information to come.
During TRC meeting on May 17th, TRC voted to continue discussions until June 7th pending revised plan submittal from developer. During May 17th meeting, a few issues were discussed including stormwater and access road. Developer will need to submit a revised site plan incorporating TRC comments on open space, tree canopy and road leading to driveways of 3 homes facing Pinecroft Road. Plan will need to be submitted by May 28th for development to be included on the June 7th TRC agenda.
TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (TRC) AGENDA
2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021
Meeting Location: Remote Meeting through Google Meet. A link will be generated and placed here about an hour before the meeting begins.
The TRC is a forum for technical staff to meet with applicants to review proposed projects and to discuss any comments or concerns noted from TRC members’ review of plans submitted. Following the discussion between the applicants and staff, the TRC will take action on each item, approval, approval with conditions, or denial. Members of the public may attend the meeting, but public comment is not allowed. Public comment is allowed during public review at the Planning and Zoning Commission for applicable projects.
For case documents and site plans, please visit: Simplicity Development
Planner: Shannon Tuch
A request for a conditional zoning review to develop an additional 72 units as part of an existing 10-unit residential development across 7 buildings ranging from 2-3 stories and a total of 24,430 square feet. The site is 5.29 acres and the primary parcel is known as PIN 9628-27-0626 and 200 Villas Ct. The additional 16 parcels on the site are known as PINs 9628-27-0748, -0769, -0881, -0891, -1812, -1844, -2840, -2843, -2845, -2848, -2950, -2953, -2957, 9628-28-2050, -2052, and -2065 and 402, 404, 406, 408, 602, 604, 606, 608, 610, 612, 701, 703, 705, 707, 709, and 711 Villas Ct. The owners of these additional properties may be found with the project submission. The primary property owners are Resurgence Development Company, LLC and VC Property Holdings, LLC and the project contact is Mike Lovoy.
Planner: Matt Card
A request for the review of a Level II site plan for a 4-lot subdivision and associated infrastructure. The primary lot will have 30 residential units within 10 2-story townhomes. The remaining 3 lots are for single-family homes. The property is 5.82 acres and known as 99999 Pinecroft Rd and PIN 9750-28-1383. The property owner is Pinecroft AVL, LLC and the applicant contact is John Kinnaird.
The city put up a meeting notice sign along Pinecroft at the property Amarx plans to develop. This is alerting us of the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting coming up on the 17th at 2pm during which this project will be discussed. TRC will carefully examine all of the technical aspects of the proposal to ensure that Amarx is following city regulations to the letter. This is where issues including stormwater runoff, traffic, and certain environmental concerns will be addressed.
Attendance at the TRC meeting: This is an open meeting that we are able to attend. There will NOT be an opportunity for questions or comments, so please do not attend with the expectation that you will be able to speak. Instead, it would be beneficial to demonstrate our investment in this project by our attendance numbers alone. It could also be beneficial to you personally to attend if you have an interest in hearing a first-hand account of the proceedings.
We expect them to post the link to the meeting around 1:00 p.m. with a meeting start time of 2:00 p.m.
On April 21st, Amarx submitted plans to TRC for review which were accepted by the city on April 25th. The proposed development is now on the May 17th TRC meeting agenda for discussion. We must submit all concerns to TRC prior to May 7th for staff review and to be discussed during TRC meeting on May 17th. Download the plans here: https://simplicity.ashevillenc.gov/permits/21-02967PZ Notice of the decision by the TRC will be mailed to all property owners within 200 feet of the project site no more than 10 days after the approval.
Transportation and Engineering: Andrew Cibor - 828-232-4586
Parks and Recreation: Al Kopf - 828-259-5838
Building Inspections: Mark Matheny - 828-259-5667
Emergency Addresses: Stuart Rohrbaugh - 828-251-4004
Fire Department: Brian Ronie - 828-251-4012
Water Resources: Chad Pierce - 828-259-5420
Public Works: Chad Bandy - 828-259-5832
Stormwater/Erosion Control/Flood Info: Ric Ledford - 828-259-5411
MSD: Kevin Johnson - 828-225-8289
Developer has changed the legal address on Buncombe County GIS site from 502 Beaverdam to 99999 Pinecroft Road. To stay up to date when visiting the Asheville Development Services site, please be sure to use both addresses just in case.
To satisfy a condition of the approval process for Level II project, the developer, Amarx Construction, invited neighbors within 200 ft of the development to participate in a virtual call for proposed plans to be presented. Due to the grave impact of the project, a total of approx. 70 neighbors joined the call. Representatives from Amarx Construction, Brooks Engineering and Siteworks Studios participated in the call. They presented various details including size, design, access, tree buffer, storm water and grading. Neighbors asked important questions regarding access, streetlights, water pressure, utility outages during construction, sewer, traffic study, erosion, wildlife, right of way, natural springs and timing. Neighbors were hoping that input would be well received by developer and changes could be made to make it a mutually beneficial development for both existing community as well as developer. Developer indicated that their intention is to proceed with submitting the existing proposed site plan with some minor tweaks to TRC for approval. Basically, what neighbors had to say was irrelevant. The next step in the approval process is submission to Technical Review Committee which will include summary of neighborhood meeting. The review plans are due to be submitted end of April and TRC meeting will take place on May 17th. TRC meeting will be open to the public and comments are welcome. After application submission all documents and drawings will be available online @ (simplicity.ashevillenc.gov).