Development Gets Road

November 18, 1990

MANCHESTER - This town's second-largest ever housing development edged a step closer to approval last week, as the Town Council approved an entrance road to the controversial project.

In approving a concept plan of the 179-unit, 61-acre Dell property project, the council gave a preliminary OK for an entrance road off Route 27. The project, located between Bachman Road and Route 27, is being developed by Mount Airy businessman Henry L. Blevins.

The approval of the entrance road was a necessary step in the project's progress, Mayor Elmer C. Lippy Jr. said. He said he expects the council to recommend its approval to the town's Planning and Zoning Commission.

Earlier this year, Blevins proposed to build 266 single-family homes and town houses on the farm. That proposal met with defeat from both the Planning and Zoning Commission and from more than 200 nearby residents.

In other business Tuesday night, the council learned the cost of painting two town-owned water tanks. Steve Miller, superintendent of the town's sewage treatment plant, reported that it would cost $12,870 to paint the 150,000-gallon tank on York Road and $13,785 to paint the 100,000-gallon one on Park Avenue.

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