Two proposals to further develop Indian lands are in the works, although neither has clearly sailed to the necessary approvals.
Both projects will go before the Lancaster County Planning Commission when the group meets on February 15. Both involve proposed zoning changes for higher density development, one residential and the other commercial.
The owners have submitted a rezoning application for 38 acres on Harrisburg Road to create a new residential development. The Llewellyn development would be on the west side of Harrisburg, opposite Estates at Covington. The application does not list a number of proposed houses. The requested zoning change is from low density to medium density residential.
The property includes land at the southwest corner of Harrisburg and Barberville roads. County staff advise against the zoning change. The planning commission will receive its recommendation before Lancaster County Council makes the final decision.
In another move, Panhandle Partners has requested the rezoning of almost 10 acres on Charlotte Highway across from Arrowhead Road to allow for a self-storage facility. The vacant property is just south of Southern Paws Animal Hospital between US 521 and Charles Pettus Road. The application mentions office and retail uses in addition to storage.
Plans submitted for what is called Indian Land Storage show the main access from Charlotte Highway to three buildings. An approximately 30,000 square foot building and parking lot and a 10,000 square foot building are located at the front of the development. A two-story, 70,000 square foot building sits farther back. The plan also shows a row of covered parking lots 45 feet deep and two uncovered rows at 35 and 45 feet deep.
County staff also advise against the storage site plan, due to higher density commercial development in the requested zoning district. It will also go to the town planning commission, then to the county council.