This is a new development proposal for a mixed-use project at the intersection of W Broad Street and S West Street, across from the Founders Row development. An initial Special Exception application for the project was first filed on November 17, 2020 and approved on March 28, 2022. The application has moved on to the Site Plan process, which is approvable by the Planning Commission after further refinement.
Development proposals of this scale must go through several stages of staff review and receive several reviews and approvals by boards, commissions, and City organizations before they are considered for approval by the City Council. A general schedule with upcoming meeting dates will be provided and updated as the project moves forward in the review process.
Founders II is a new mixed-use development project proposed by Mill Creek. As proposed the project would include the following key elements:
The total site area is 91,270 square feet (2.095 acres). The following properties at the intersection of W. Broad St and S. West St are included in the development proposal under the current application: 1001 & 1003 W. Broad St (RPC 52-102-060 and RPC 51-102-065). The previous uses on the site include a retail business at the corner and a Rite Aid. The current zoning designation is B-1, Limited Business. The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Designation is “Mixed-Use” for the whole proposed site area.
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Find information and past materials on Founders Row II below in the project timeline table. More meeting announcements and public comment opportunities will be posted here.
|Date||Milestone / Meeting||Materials|
|November 20, 2020||First Submission to City||See Below: Package Items for March 15, 2021 |
City Council Work Session
|March 15, 2021||City Council Work Session||Council Package (Item 3c)|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 1:44:45)
|April 7, 2021||Planning Commission Virtual Town Hall|
(includes reps from most Boards and Commissions)
|Planning Commission Package (Item 8)|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 1:12:53)
|June 8, 2021||Second Submission to City||See Below: Application Materials|
|July 19, 2021||City Council Work Session||Council Package (Item 3b)|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 38:05)
|September 13, 2021||City Council Work Session||Council Package (Item 7e)|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 2:05:30)
|September 20, 2021||City Council Information Session||VC Comparison Chart|
|September 27, 2021||City Council Work Session & Referral to Boards and Commissions*||Council Package(Item 10b(3))|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 1:06:00)
|October 6, 2021||Planning Commission Work Session||Planning Commission Package (Item 6)|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 55:30)
|November 3, 2021||Planning Commission Work Session||Planning Commission Package (Item 8B)|
Meeting Recording (Starts at 53:45)
|November 17, 2021||Planning Commission Public Hearing||Planning Commission Package (Item 6c)|
Meeting Recording(Starts 1:32:00)
|December 17, 2021||Third Submission to City||See Below: Application Materials|
|February 7, 2022||City Council Work Session||Council Package (Item 1a)|
Meeting Recording(Starts 00:04:30)
|March 7, 2022||City Council Work Session||Council Package (Item 1a)|
Meeting Recording(Starts 00:30:30)
|March 28, 2022||City Council Public Hearing / Action||Council Package (Item 10(a)(1))|
Meeting Recording(Starts at 2:26:00)
* The Founders Row II Special Exception and Rezoning Application was reviewed by all Boards and Commissions in either their October or November 2021 Meetings. If you are interested in a specific Board's discussion on Founders Row II, please refer to the individual Board or Commission's webpage.
|Date||Milestone / Meetings||Materials|
|April 27, 2022||Site Plan Application Submission #1||See "Application Materials" Below|
|June 16, 2022||Planning Commission Work Session #1||PC Package (Item 7A)|
Meeting Recording(Starts 39:30)
|June 27, 2022*||Site Plan Application Submission #2||See "Application Materials" Below|
|July 13, 2022*||Architectural Advisory Board Meeting|
|July 20, 2022*||Urban Forestry Commission Meeting|
|August 3, 2022*||Planning Commission Work Session #3||PC Package (Item 7A)|
Meeting Recording (Starts at 2:45)
|August 17, 2022*||Planning Commission Public Hearing||To Be Posted|
*All future dates are tentative and subject to change. Materials will be posted once they are available
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