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Olde Meck Brewery postpones hearing to April 12

March 8. By Dave Vieser. The Planning Board public hearing on the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) mixed-use project, originally scheduled for Monday March 8, has been postponed to Monday April 12 at the request of the applicant.

“We just needed a little more time to update our plan in response to the town’s comments,” said Michael Gribble, VP for Development at Northwood Ravin. “We’ll be re-submitting our plan in the next couple of weeks.”

The initial plan called for 398 apartments, 50 townhomes, a brewery and a beer garden, which would occupy about 24 acres on the northern end of Zion Avenue where the Curtis Screw Co. had a factory for many years.

At the project’s first public hearing in February, Attorney Susan Irvin, speaking on behalf of OMB, said that recent studies show that the project would generate $97.5 million in construction benefits and some $82.2 million in operational benefits after five years.

The April 12 hearing will be held at Town Hall and will begin at 6:30 pm.