The Boone Town Council voted to approve, with conditions, a Zoning Map Amendment for the King and College Mixed Use Planned Development project.
The project is to be located at the former Hospitality House location at 302 W. King Street, and will contain both residential and commercial uses fronting King Street, and a separate townhouse building facing Wallace Street.
The Council also approved a sewer service request from Appalachian State University for the greenhouse on Landfill Road. The University leases the land from the county and the town has water and sewer lines nearby.
They approved the Brown and Boone III zoning map amendment that changes the zoning to B3.
Council also discussed changes to Newmarket Boulevard to address traffic issues. The Transportation Committee has requested Council's consideration to hire an on-call engineer for the purpose of a short-term striping plan removing the center turn lane and lowering the speed from 35 mph to 25 mph. In an earlier community meeting, citizens said they wanted to keep the center turning lane. Council voted to explore possibilities such as reducing speed limits and increased enforcement instead of spending the money for a traffic engineering study needed for more involved changes.
Danny Wilcox of Appalachian Mountain Brewery presented Mayor Rennie Brantz with a check for $6,500 resulting from what he called a very successful Daniel Boone Rail Jam event held at the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre at Horn In The West.