Department of Community DevelopmentStaff Report
Opal Gateway – Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM12-CR-003) and Rezoning(REZN13-CR-001)
: October 10, 2013
Opal Gateway is a 100-acre mixed-use project which includes medical offices, an RV park, ahealth/wellness center, retail uses, a motel/hotel, restaurants, and flex-industrial. Severalapplications have been received which relate to the Opal Gateway project and the ultimate proposed uses within. The Board of Supervisors is being asked to consider a ComprehensivePlan Amendment (CPAM12-CR-003) and Rezoning (REZN13-CR-001) at this time. A detailedanalysis of the project site, surrounding uses, and the two applications follows in this report.
Summary of Applications Being Considered
CPAM12-CR-003 - Comprehensive Plan Amendmenta.
Approximately 16.6 acres of the project area lies within the Opal Service District andcurrently has a land use designation of Industrial. b.
The remainder (+/-83.3 acres) of the project area is outside of the current limits of theOpal Service District, and thus designated Rural/Agricultural.c.
The applicants are seeking to expand the Service District, to include the entire projectarea, and intend to designate the properties (totaling 99.862 acres) with a new land usecategory of Business Mixed Use/Travel.2.
REZN13-CR-001 – Rezoninga.
Existing Zoning is ±98.11 acres of Rural Agricultural (RA), ±0.08 acres of CommercialHighway (C-2) and ±1.67 acres of Industrial Park (I-1). b.
The application is to rezone ±94.622 acres to Commercial Highway (C-2) and ±5.240acres to Industrial Park (I-1).c.
Concept Development Plan Includes:i.
Medical Office – five (5) individual buildings, ranging from 11,600 square feetto 15,000 square feet, totaling 69,100 square feet.ii.
Travel Trailer (RV) Park and Campground – 175 sites on 65 Acresiii.
Health/Wellness Center – 20,000 square feetiv.
Hotel – 100 Roomsv.
Restaurant (high turn-over sit-down) – 15,000 square feetvi.
RV Repair/Related Retail – 15,000 square feetvii.
Fast Food Restaurant with Drive-Through – 3,000 square feetviii.
Financial Institution with Drive-Through – 6,000 square feetix.
Pharmacy with Drive-Through – 13,000 square feet