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Hearing for ‘Greenway Gartens’ mixed-use project now set for Aug. 9

OMB rendering: Brewery, beer garden and residences

July 22. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Northwood Ravin’s plan to redevelop approximately 25 acres on Zion Avenue (the former Curtis Screw site) into a mixed-use complex including townhomes, commercial space and a brewery have been postponed.

The Planning Board hearing is now scheduled for Monday Aug. 9 at 6:30pm, while the Town Board Hearing and decision has been pushed to September, after Labor Day.

Plans for 24 acres on North Zion include 398 apartments, 50 townhomes and an Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and beer garden.

What’s brewing?

According to Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron, the decision to postpone the meetings came at the request of the applicant.

“They asked for a delay so they could work through some final issues.” Sources said the issues involved traffic projections which arose from the Traffic Impact Analysis.

The proposal had generated significant interest in recent weeks, particularly among residents in the Antiquity development which it will border. To that end a special community meeting was scheduled earlier this week.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting the Planning Board recommended approval by the Town Board for the Venue project on South Main and the Atrium office building on Hwy.21. As of the moment, both are scheduled for a Town Board vote on Monday Aug. 16. However, this date is subject to change.