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Rezoning: Birkdale Village owners ask for delay

Rendering of new Birkdale

Nov. 15. By TL Bernthal. North American Properties, owners of Birkdale Village, are slowing down plans for what could be $250 million in new development. NAP walked back its application for a special-use permit and asked for a delay before bringing a rezoning request and related text amendment before the Huntersville Town Board.

Birkdale Village, the lifestyle center in Huntersville that is wrapping up a $20 million overhaul, wants to add a hotel, as well as office and commercial space and hundreds of multifamily units.

DDRTC Birkdale Village LLC is asking for permission to build:

—A 125-room, seven-story hotel

—350 multifamily units

—150,000 square feet of offices

—25,000 square feet of commercial

NAP has presented plans for a seven-story hotel with retail space, an office building, an apartment building and two parking decks on approximately nine acres, eliciting concerns from some residents.

NAP needs a conditional rezoning, a text amendment and a special-use permit to make it all happen. The text amendment and rezoning request are now scheduled to be heard by Huntersville  officials in January, Town Manager Anthony Roberts said. NAP can reapply for a special-use permit at a later date.