North Hills Auto proposes mixed-use development on Augusta Road

Last year, angry Augusta Road residents threw a five-alarm fit over a proposed Chic-fil-A along the cramped commercial thoroughfare — and they were were rewarded for their collective display of pearl-clutching indignation. As result, the project was sent to the slaughterhouse to be plucked and dismembered … and hopefully to later be deep-fat fried and never served on Sunday.

That wasn’t the only time the lords and ladies of Augusta Road showed their municipal might. Just a few months ago, they seemingly kicked up enough barnyard dirt to stop another proposed project in their hood.

Now, they may have just found a new foe: a proposed mixed-use project involving North Hills Automotive.

According to plans submitted to the Board of Zoning Appeals, North Hills wants to take their current site, 1428 Augusta St., and construct a mixed-use project that would serve as the shop’s new home downstairs while upstairs would be set aside for four apartments.

In addition, two additional properties on Catachee Avenue are also part of the proposal. One in particular is currently zoned for general residential.

The whole thing will surround BJ’s Music on its two non-street-facing sides.

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Here are some more details from the plan:

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Given the area’s previous track record, it’s uncertain if North Hills will get their BZA wish. –Wyatt Duvall

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