ARCHDALE — A developer has asked Archdale to allow up to 536 new homes on property behind the Grubb Family YMCA in what could be one of the largest residential projects in the city.
Desco Investment Co. of Chapel Hill wants the city to rezone about 230 acres at 508 Old English Farm Road And 609 Trindale Road to accommodate a residential development of up to 433 single-family homes and 103 townhomes, according to its application.
Most of the zoning site is the undeveloped English Farm property, owned by Jim English of Thomasville. The family donated a portion of the former farm for the YMCA, which opened in 2010.
Eric Dischinger, owner of Desco Investment Co., could not be reached for comment.
His company is developing several residential projects in Alamance County and elsewhere in the Triad.
The applicant is planning a cohesive residential development with multiple amenities that would complement the neighborhood and the YMCA, according to the city.
The company has offered several conditions in separate rezoning requests for the single-family and townhome portions of the site, including one that would cap the total number of units that could be developed at 536.
At least 30% of the property would have to be preserved and dedicated as open space. Within the community, the developer has pledged to construct a greenway trail, playground and dog park, as well as a clubhouse, pool and recreation field.
One-story single-family homes would have to be at least 1,500 square feet, while two-story houses would be at least 1,750 square feet in size.
The townhomes would be clustered on about 16 acres at the main entrance into the neighborhood at Trindale and Old English Farm roads.
The applicant has offered to enter into a development agreement with the city, which would spell out transportation improvements and other infrastructure requirements for the project.
The requests will be heard in separate public hearings by the Planning and Zoning Board at 7 p.m. Monday. The board is an advisory body to the City Council, which makes the final decision on rezoning requests.