Developer of Lagoona Bay project in Huntersville undeterred after planning staff gives thumbs down

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Ahead of the first public hearing for the rezoning request tied to the Lagoona Bay Beach Club project in Huntersville, the town’s planning staff has voiced its position on the matter. The staff has recommended denial of the request to facilitate the project, according to town records.

Bi-Part Development, which is led by Jake Palillo, is seeking to rezone a 263-acre site at 12734 Sam Furr Road for Lagoona Bay. The proposed project would include hundreds of residential units, significant amounts of commercial development and a hotel centered around a lagoon and members-only beach club area.

Huntersville’s staff wrote in its report that the Lagoona Bay plan “is not consistent with the 2040 Community Plan or the N.C. 73 Corridor Plan.” The report also includes concerns about density, transportation/traffic and landscaping, among other issues. The staff report states the plan “does not comply with numerous regulations for the zoning districts requested.” It also states that water capacity is available for Lagoona Bay, but “this project will utilize 11% of the remaining capacity until the year 2050.”

Palillo said he isn’t concerned staff had recommended denial of the project. He noted it’s up to the town’s board of commissioners to make the final decision.

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