Community meetings set for plans to build 46 new homes, 88 apartments

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Project plans for the New Beginnings residential development. Courtesy of Cindee Wolf.
Project plans for the New Beginnings residential development. Courtesy of Cindee Wolf.

Plans for two new housing developments in the northern part of the county will be discussed in community meetings this week.

The first will be held Wed., Jan. 27. to go over a proposed residential subdivision on land adjacent to New Beginning Christian Church in Castle Hayne. The land is owned by the church, and they are looking to build a 46-lot development on the 14 acres they have between Blue Clay Road and Alex Trask Drive.

The proposed development would be next to Rachel’s Place, a similar subdivision designed by the same representatives that was approved for higher-density rezoning earlier this month. Cindee Wolf of Design Solutions, who represents both clients, is also seeking a conditional zoning district for the New Beginning development.

The meeting, which is open to all property owners within 500 feet of the tract boundary, will start at 5:30 p.m. at New Beginning Church, 3120 Alex Trask Dr. After a presentation by the representatives is made, residents will be able to ask questions or bring up any concerns they may have.

Project plans for North College Apartments. Courtesy of Cindee Wolf.
Project plans for North College Apartments. Courtesy of Cindee Wolf.

On Thurs., Jan. 28, there will be a meeting regarding a proposed 88-unit apartment complex that landowners want to develop next to Laney High School. The land lies between the school and the Taco Bell on North College Road.

According to Wolf, who is also representing the owners and will be conducting the meeting, a more intensive 120-unit development was proposed on the land in 2012 but never came to fruition. Since then, a Taco Bell and Dollar General have been constructed on adjacent property, and road improvements, including the installation of a traffic light at Long Leaf Drive, the biggest street before the property, were made.

A conditional zoning district is also being sought for the project. The meeting will be held at Murrayville Fire Station #17, located at 5901 Murrayville Road. It starts at 5:30 and is open to those who own property within 500 feet of the land in question. Residents will be able to ask questions of the representatives following the presentation.

Locals living near either of the proposed projects who cannot attend the meetings but have questions or concerns can contact Wolf at (910) 620 – 2374 or via email at cwolf@lobodemar.biz.

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