Southern Pines Town Council Holds Off on Tyler's Ridge Vote
The Tyler's Ridge at Sandhills mixed-used development remains in a holding pattern.
The Southern Pines Town Council did not vote on the project during its work session this afternoon, deciding to seek legal clarification on a couple of issues surrounding the proposed development.
The Council debated for 90 minutes before postponing the vote until its April 12 meeting.
The property is zoned Planned Development (PD) and is on the west side of N.C. 22 between Airport Road and Aiken Road and across from Warrior Woods Road.
The council listened to almost seven hours of testimony at its monthly meeting, which adjourned at 2:30 a.m. on March 9 after more than 20 people had made their case for or against the project. Council indicated at that time that a vote would take place during today's work session.
Plans for the project include a commercial development on the north side, featuring small shops and a restaurant.
A multi-family development that would be located on the south side would include 232 one- and two-bedroom dwelling units on 34.95 acres.
Opposition to the project centers around safety concerns, aircraft noise, a glut of apartments in Southern Pines, current commercial space vacancies in Moore County and the project’s proximity to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens.
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