Tuesday, February 20, 2024

After 2008 bust, development returns to N.C. 211 in Brunswick County

A new townhouse is being proposed on N.C. Highway 211 in unincorporated Brunswick County, where development appears to be picking up ten years after the financial crisis.

A new development, Autumn Trail Townhomes, is being proposed off N.C. Highway 211 in Brunswick County. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Google Maps)
A new development, Autumn Trail Townhomes, is being proposed off N.C. Highway 211 in Brunswick County. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Google Maps)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Development on N.C. Highway 211 appears to be picking up after the financial bust one decade ago.

A new project, Autumn Trail Townhomes, is proposed off N.C. 211 in unincorporated Brunswick County, where development has lulled in recent years.

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With 74 townhomes on 24.3-acres, Autumn Trail is a proposed planned development owned by Tom Tucker of Atrium Homes.

Directly across the street from Riversea Plantation, first developed in 2005, Tucker said that though the area isn’t exactly up-and-coming, it’s having a resurgence.

“It’s come back a lot in the last ten years,” he said. 

Just one phase of Riversea Plantation, a several hundred lot planned community, appears to be fully built out. After Riversea Plantation, the next-nearest subdivisions are 2.5-miles east on N.C. 211  Palmetto Creek and the former Olde Georgetowne Subdivision, both mid-2000s projects. Olde Georgetowne Subdivision, a 600-acre abandoned development, has no homes developed, but it does have streets, lots plated, and an entrance.

The closest retail to the proposed townhome is on N.C. 211 at Midway Commons, before Oak Island.

Tucker’s company has built in Leland, but if approved, Autumn Trail would be the first townhome community in Brunswick County for Atrium Homes. He said he believes future buyers will likely be a mix of county residents and out-of-town retirees looking to downsize.

Brunswick County’s Planning Board will review plans for Autumn Trail on Dec. 10.


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