HIGH POINT — A developer is asking the city to allow 300 new homes near a major north High Point intersection.

Leoterra Development of Greensboro has applied to rezone 44 acres at Skeet Club Road and Johnson Street for a townhome project that also could include single-family detached homes.

The developer is also asking the city to annex the land, which is in unincorporated Guilford County.

“It’s primarily a townhome development,” said Tom Terrell, an attorney representing Leoterra Development in the zoning and annexation cases, which are scheduled to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission July 27. “This is one of the few undeveloped parcels on Skeet Club.”

The site is at the northwest corner of the intersection and would be accessed by vehicles only from Johnson Street and not from Skeet Club Road, according to the conditions the developer has offered in its application to the city.

It is requesting that the land, which is across Skeet Club Road from the Immaculate Heart of Mary campus, be rezoned from agricultural to conditional zoning residential multifamily.

Leoterra Development has agreed to prohibit multifamily uses as one of its conditions, and it pledges to limit the density to a maximum of seven units per acre.

It has also agreed to restrict single-family detached homes to the western portion of the site adjacent to an existing single-family neighborhood.

The developer would dedicate land along Johnson Street for the future widening of the road by the N.C. Department of Transportation, under the proposed conditions.

Terrell said his clients have commissioned a traffic-impact study that will be used in designing turn lanes and other road improvements that may be required.

The zoning and annexation cases are scheduled to go before the City Council Aug. 16.

pkimbrough@hpenews.com | 336-888-3531

pkimbrough@hpenews.com | 336-888-3531