A new high-density, 7-story mixed-use complex is being proposed for the corner of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard faces big questions from the Town Council and affordable housing activists.
Developers for The Park at Chapel Hill presented their concept plan to the Town Council Monday night, and got mixed reviews and concerns over its building height, density and removal of affordable housing rentals.
The Park at Chapel Hill would redevelop the Colony Apartments at 1250 Ephesus Church Road. It would replace 198 apartments with 800, add a 10,000 square foot retail building, and four 2-3-story townhouse buildings with 40 units.
It would also add two 5-story buildings and one 7-story building with 750 dwelling units with interior courtyards.
There would be parking for 1,060 cars and 138 on-street spaces, according to the plan.
Council member Jim Ward said he wouldn't vote for the project if it doesn't address the affordable housing concerns.
"This proposal again seems to totally ignore the affordability aspect of the housing that's being proposed here and that is very, very troubling for me," he said.
Read more about the concept plan discuss at chapelhillnews.com.