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Growth could continue on Village Road, 77 townhouse development planned

A 77-townhouse development is being proposed on Village Road, near Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO's current headquarters are currently located.

Settler's Village is a proposed development in the town of Leland that includes 77 townhouses in its plans. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Town of Leland)
Settler’s Village is a proposed development on an 8.67-acre site in the town of Leland that includes 77 townhouses in its plans. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Town of Leland)

LELAND — A new housing development has submitted plans for a project with 77 townhouses on Village Road.

If approved, the townhouse project named Settler’s Village would continue a pattern of development along Leland’s Village Road corridor.

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Though Leland’s most noticeable growth is taking place along Highway 17, the town first identified Village Road’s potential for infill growth in 2011.

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Leland’s staff is recommending Planning Board’s approval to rezone the 8.67-acre project. The site includes land zoned in both the commercial business and residential district. It currently includes a single family home that will be removed if plans are approved.

Owners of the three parcels are requesting Leland rezone the land to T4O, a high-density designation in the town’s General Urban Open district.

The proposed site is just one parcel apart from Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s current administrative offices and less than one mile from Harrington Village, a $45 million mixed-use project under construction. It’s also .4 miles from a 20 3-bedroom townhouse unit development, currently being constructed at 480 Village Road.

In 2011, the town adopted the FlexCode zoning ordinance. In 2013, the town rezoned an area designated as The Gateway Planning Area to FlexCode, a mixed-use, walkable urban development code.

Settler’s Village, if constructed, would be located a few properties shy of Leland’s Gateway Planning Area.

On Thursday, Leland’s Town Council will vote to approve changing its code to require townhouse developments to include sidewalks. The proposed project appears to include 4-foot sidewalks along its 77 townhouses in its current plans.

Leland’s Planning Board will review the request to rezone the proposed development on Aug. 28.

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