New apartment complex off the 123 By-Pass

Seneca planning commissioners are recommending a zoning change for about 9.5 acres behind a fast food restaurant that would allow developers to construct 60 apartment units.  The planning commission last evening recommended a multi-residential zoning classification to cover four parcels of property behind the Bojangle’s restaurant. Jack Shadwick and Ralph Alexander Inc. own the property and, according to Seneca’s Ed Halbig, the group Connelly Development has plans to construct four apartment buildings containing a total of 60 units.  The city council, during its May and June meetings, will vote on the re-zoning. Planning commissioners, while they like the prospects of more housing, are concerned about access and egress to the property.  Halbig, the city’s planning and development director, speculated that a street paralleling Bojangle’s could merit a set of traffic signals at the by-pass.  But that would be a matter between the developers and the state DOT.