Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Developer requests rezoning for nearly 350-acres in Pender County

A proposed re-zoning in Pender County would create 347 acres of residential land with hundreds of housing units. (Port City Daily photo / MICHAEL PRAATS)
A proposed re-zoning in Pender County would create 347 acres of residential land with hundreds of housing units. (Port City Daily photo / MICHAEL PRAATS)

PENDER COUNTY — The Pender County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to rezone 347 acres of land located in Pender County along North Carolina Highway 210 and hold a public hearing during its Mid-October meeting. 

The applicant, listed as the Hardison Building Company, is requesting the rezoning to allow for the construction of more than 500 residential units. The rezoning would allow the development to host 157 single-family homes and 405 single-family townhouse units.

Pender County has experienced rapid growth and are expecting up to 20,000 new residents in the next 10 years. The rezoning request comes during several other large developments requests and announcements throughout the county.

Not far from the location of the site in question, another major development in Pender County, the 1,300-acre mixed use development called Blake Farm will be located along U.S. 17 in Hampstead. That development currently includes plans for a new N.C. Aquarium.

A public hearing in front of Pender County Commissioners will be held Monday, October 16. (Port City Daily photo / MICHAEL PRAATS)
A public hearing in front of Pender County Commissioners will be held Monday, October 16. (Port City Daily photo / MICHAEL PRAATS)

According to Paramounte Engineering, if approved, the applicant has agreed to donate 5.5-acres of land to the county for a park. In September, the Pender County Planning Board approved the developer’s request for rezoning, unanimously stating the development is consistent with the county’s comprehensive land use plan.

The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the conditional rezoning on Monday at 4 p.m.


Michael Praats can be reached at Michael.p@localvoicemedia.com

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