Buckhorn Area Study

Information Item to BOCC during 11/16/21 Virtual Business Meeting

Orange County Planning staff provided a memorandum to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) during their November 16, 2021 Virtual Business Meeting.  The memo details what happened at each of the public outreach meetings in October as well as the CIP for possible sewer extension in FY 2021-22.  A copy of the memo can be accessed from the BOCC website here.

Public Outreach Meetings in October 2021


On Tuesday, October 12 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, the Orange County Planning Department held an In-Person Open House at the Efland-Cheeks Community Center.  Individuals who were interested were able to drop in to ask questions of Planning staff and look at various maps that featured the focus area.

On Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, the Orange County Planning Department hosted a Zoom Q&A meeting.  After a brief welcome by members of the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Staff shared information about the area and then opened the discussion up to participants  on the call. 

To view the meeting from Wednesday, October 13, please click here.

To view the table of permitted uses for the Buckhorn Economic Development District (EDD), please click here.

1 Buckhorn Study Website Image

Click here for above map link

Following the public outreach meeting on May 17, 2021 and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Business Meeting on June 1, 2021, Orange County Planning was asked to create a site that would contain information about the ongoing projects in western Orange County.  Below are links to several of the materials from meetings related to this project:

 

  • To view the PowerPoint presentation from the May 17 Public Outreach Meeting, please click here.
  • To view the video from the May 17 Public Outreach Meeting, please click here.
    1. You will need to use the following passcode to view the video, which you can copy and paste directly from here: ^%8MzB.=
  • In order to access a digital copy of the most-recent version of the Buckhorn Area Plan Study from December 2020, please click here.
  • In order to access a digital copy of the FAQ document for the Buckhorn Area Study and presented to the BOCC at their June 1, 2021 Business Meeting, please click here.
  • Please click here to review a summary of Orange County’s Watershed Program.

To access the agenda materials for Mebane’s City Council, please click here.  Please note that the agendas are regularly updated.


Below is a table of annexations that have taken place in western Orange County over the past few years up through the present:

 

Pin

Year

Acres

Previous Zoning

Project Name

9824459890

2013

53.12

Orange County

Morinaga America Foods Inc.

9824465674

2013

5.48

Mebane ETJ

WH Wilson Family Investment Group

9824996984

2014

10.28

Mebane ETJ

Concrete Supply Co LLC

9824090845

2014

9.73

Mebane ETJ

Concrete Supply Co LLC

9824736163

2019

42.98

Orange County

Bowman Partners LLC

9824745328

2019

23.36

Orange County

Bowman Partners LLC

9834743184

2019

12.74

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834846079

2019

32.33

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834756858

2019

61.59

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834853573

2019

14.08

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834955748

2019

21.52

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834856553

2019

13.97

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834657934

2019

34.18

Orange County

MRE MNC LLC

9834868296

2019

28.06

Orange County

SL Efland Heirs LLC

9825780541

2019

15.57

Mebane ETJ

 

9825799832

2019

29.3

Mebane ETJ

 

9824494001

2019

18.17

Mebane ETJ

 

9825329585

2020

5.62

Mebane ETJ

Aubrey & Celine Meador

9825902086

2020

19.58

Mebane ETJ

City of Mebane

9825896739

2020

33.88

Mebane ETJ

Havenstone Subdivision, Phase 1

9834088521

2020

101.11

Mebane ETJ

Industrial Connections & Solutions

9825327802

2020

0.92

Mebane ETJ

Nathan Sommers/Taylor Lucas, TRG Capital LLC

9825428920

2020

1

Mebane ETJ

NC Railroad Company

9834436528

2021

47.5

Orange County

West Ten Industrial

9825498941

2021

95.45

Mebane ETJ

Tupelo Junction Subdivision


It is important to note that this table captures the annexations that originate from both Orange County and from Mebane’s Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).   Projects whose previous zoning was “Orange County” had an Orange County zoning designation and developed under the Orange County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); conversely, projects whose zoning was “ETJ” had a Mebane zoning designation and were intended to eventually be annexed into Mebane’s incorporated area.



Year

Total Annexed Acres

% Previously ETJ

% Previously OC

2013

58.6

9%

91%

2014

20.01

100%

0%

2019

347.85

18%

82%

2020

162.11

100%

0%

2021

142.95

67%

33%

 

The above table shares the split of what proportion of the annexations were previously zoned as Mebane ETJ vs. the proportion that were previously zoned in Orange County.  This table accounts for all of the data available since 2013.