Current Interest Projects
Class B Special Use Permit - Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club
Orange County Planning staff has received a Class B Special Use Permit (SUP) application from Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club seeking permission to improve its facility at 5100 Erwin Road.
The property is further described as follows:
Parcel Identification Number (PIN)
Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club, Inc.
5100 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27707
+/- 9.29 acres in Orange County
+/- 5.51 acres in Durham County
Zoning (in Orange County)
Rural Buffer (RB)
Not in a protected or critical watershed
Hollow Rock is a member-owned recreational facility that offers year-round tennis, swim, fitness, and camp activities. It has been in operation since 1971, which predates
Orange County’s Special Use Permit requirements. However, in order to expand its facility on the Orange County side, Hollow Rock must meet current Orange County zoning
requirements. This requires obtaining a Class B Special Use Permit for a Recreational Facility.
The SUP application proposes the following improvements to the club:
- Renovations to the clubhouse, which would not alter the building footprint or height;
- Demolition of the wading pool and three fabric shade structures; and
- Construction of the following features:
- An accessible walk, ramp, and overhead canopy at the main entry;
- A 750 sq. ft. concessions building with a trellis; and
- A 675 sq. ft. open-air picnic shelter.
A Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM) was held on Thursday, August 29th at the club. Prior to the meeting, Planning staff sent letters to all property owners within 1,000 feet
of the club property. The letters included project and meeting details.
The project is tentatively scheduled to go before the Board of Adjustment on Monday, October 14th. The Board of Adjustment will hold a quasi-judicial hearing before making a determination
to approve or deny the permit. The board will make its decision based only on substantial, material, and competent evidence submitted at the hearing. Members of the public are welcome to attend
the hearing, but only individuals with legal standing can submit evidence. Prior to the hearing, staff will send out notification letters to all property owners within 1,000 feet of the club property.
For more information on this project, please review the following documents:
NCDOT I-40 Widening Plans
For more information please contact:
Nish Trivedi, Transportation Planner - 919-245-2582
Tom Altieri, Comprehensive Planning Supervisor - 919-245-2579
Craig Benedict, Planning and Inspections Director - 919-245-2585