Published: Oct 06, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Oct 06, 2012 03:57 PM
HOLLY SPRINGS - Downtown Holly Springs may soon see its first privately funded construction since 2003.
A developer has proposed a 45,000-square-foot retail, restaurant and office complex.
Mosaic on Main would put two buildings – one three stories high and the other two stories – about a quarter-mile from Town Hall on North Main Street. The plan also includes walkways, a plaza and green space on Earp Street and 173 parking spaces.
“It’ll set the tone for ... the development of our Main Street,” said Town Planner Mark Zawadski at a Holly Springs Town Council meeting last week.
The construction would replace a 1910-built house that the town last used for emergency services in 2004. To facilitate the project, Holly Springs agreed to swap part of the project site, 127 N. Main St., for the land at 200 N. Main St.
In all, Mosaic on Main would cover about 2.8 acres, though construction would come in two phases, the first being about 32,000 square feet, including space for a rooftop deck.
That first phase could include office space for 32 employees, space for a 200-seat restaurant and 6,000 square feet of retail, according to planning documents. A second building could include more office space and 7,000 square feet of retail.
The parking for all that new business would split between a private lot behind the Main Street buildings and on-street parking on Avent Ferry Road and West Earp Street.
Town records list Dan Klausner and DKNC Ventures of Fuquay-Varina as the developer; Sand10 and Bateman Civil Survey Company, of Holly Springs, were involved in earlier town talks about the land.
The Holly Springs Town Council seemed to like the idea at its meeting last week, when it unanimously approved a development plan. Councilman Chet VanFossen had one caveat, asking that the developer consider adding more “human scale” details to the back of the project.
The developer hasn’t publicly announced a construction schedule for the project and wasn’t immediately available for comment.