80 houses planned off June Washam Rd.

Map shows the location of the proposed Washam neighborhood, off June Washam Road. That's east of the intersection of NC 73 and Davidson Concord Road.
Map shows the location of the proposed Washam neighborhood, off June Washam Road. That’s east of the intersection of NC 73 and Davidson Concord Road.

Updated Thursday, 1:25pm
The race to develop the east side of Davidson just got another entrant: NVR-Ryan Homes plans to build 80 single family houses on 52 acres owned by the Washam family off June Washam Road.

The site is in the “Neighborhood Edge” and “Rural” planning areas. According to the developer’s application, it meets all the zoning criteria for the site, and won’t need a re-zoning.

Davidson Planner Chad Hall said Thursday the project would be allowed “by-right,” requiring only that town planners certify it meets zoning. The planning board will review the plans, and can provide comments to staff, Hall said.

NVR-Ryan is asking the NCDOT and the town to approve a realignment of June Washam Road.

The company submitted an application to the Town of Davidson in May. A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, July 13, from 4-7pm at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. The drop-in workshop won’t have a formal presentation. The developer and town planning staff will be there to answer questions.

The project would have about 20.6 acres of open space and a density of 1.6 units per acre. Houses would be up to three stories, and according to NVR-Ryan would not require design review. No preliminary drawings have been made public.

There’s no mention of affordable housing in documents submitted to the town, though the developer says the project complies with the town ordinance. Hall said the developers have said they’d like to make a payment to the town, in lieu of providing affordable housing.

The Washam neighborhood is near River Run, including a new phase that has developed in recent years. It’s also next to Davidson East, a project of about 300 homes off N.C. 73.

The project is the latest for Davidson Town Board member Brian Jenest, whose firm Cole Jenest & Stone is site designer for NVR-Ryan.

Jenest’s firm is also involved in several other local projects:

  • West Branch, a 305-unit housing development on the Westmoreland property off Davidson-Concord Road.
  • Summers Walk Phase 6, off NC 73. This includes 43 single-family and attached units.
  • Antiquity Woods, 99 townhouses off South Street in Cornelius, at the Davidson town line.


See project information on the Davidson Planning website, http://townofdavidson.org/1072/Washam-Neighborhood

More about NVR-Ryan at http://nvrinc.com/

A tip of the hat to Rick Short for pointing out this project.

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