Design and Review Board reviews Troutman development projects

Posted at 9:50 AM on May 19, 2017

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BY DEBBIE PAGE

The Troutman Design and Review Board approved exterior plans for a new warehouse and also looked at preliminary plans for a proposed apartment complex during its Thursday night meeting.

Board members first heard Town Planner Erika Martin’s presentation about the KB Godley IV Warehouse on Old Murdock Road. The 301,000-square-foot facility will be an industrial storage space for its tenants.

Owner Kathy Godley plans to have the facility ready for use in July. She is currently seeking tenants to lease parts of the warehouse, for which a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled on Tuesday, May 24, at 10 a.m.

The unheated metal building has 75 bays for user access. The main entrance and office area, located in the center of the building, will feature a stucco and stone facade.

The building will have a 10-foot wide, 3-foot tall berm with 8-foot tall trees to create a pleasing appearance to passers-by. Martin was pleased that Troutman was adding this large industrial facility to the town’s tax base.

Board members also got a first look at preliminary drawings for the planned three-story Parmiter Apartments at 403 Lytton Street. The building will have twelve two-bedroom apartments featuring an open concept living, dining, and kitchen area.

The units will have 1.5 baths, walk-in closets, and a laundry area. The living areas and bathrooms will have vinyl plank flooring, while the bedrooms will be carpeted. Each unit will have a railed balcony area accessed through double doors.

The exterior will have gray and white hardie board, with stone veneer on the bottom floor in some areas.

Martin said developer Scott Parmiter requested board feedback on the project, which is still in the early planning stages. Board members suggested that Parmiter provide better information about exterior colors, perhaps with a color rendering of the building.

They also suggested providing formal site and landscaping plans, roof pitch information, HVAC and screening plans, a dumpster area and screening proposal, parking plans, exterior lighting layout, and plans for any amenities proposed for the complex for their future review before voting whether to recommend the project to the Town Council.

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