Monday, November 28, 2022

Restaurants, office, retail, and residential plans submitted for development on Eastwood Drive

The development will include 174 bedrooms divided between one and two-bedroom units, as well as several offices and retail buildings.

The commercial phase of the Autumn Hall development is moving ahead on Eastwood Road, with 116 apartments, retail, and office space. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)
The commercial phase of the Autumn Hall development is moving ahead on Eastwood Road, with 116 one- and two-bedroom apartment units, retail, and office space. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)

WILMINGTON — If you’ve noticed the roadwork on Eastwood drive (and it would be hard to miss), and wondered what’s going on, it’s roadway improvements designed to help accommodate added traffic from the Autumn Hall development.

This week the development submitted plans for its 12-acre mixed-use phase, including office space, a coffee shop and cafe, and a mixed-use combination of residential and retail.

According to plans submitted to the City of Wilmington, the project’s commercial phase calls for seven buildings.

  • Coffee shop and office — One 11,000-square-foot building is designated as a coffee shop on the ground floor, with office space on the second floor
  • Office – Two 14,000-square-foot building is designated for office space
  • Residential – Two, 8,000-square foot, four-story buildings are designated for residential use
  • Mixed-use – One 24,000-square-foot, four-story building is designated as retail on the ground floor, with three floors of residential use
  • Cafe and restrooms – One smaller 650-square foot building is designated as a cafe and restrooms

In total, the Autumn Hall commercial development will have 73,000 square feet of office space, 24,000 square feet of retail space, 2,200 of restaurant/coffee shop space, and 134,000 square feet of residential space. Plans call for a total of 174 bedrooms, split between 54 one-bedroom apartments and 62 two-bedroom apartments.

The commercial phase is by-right development, meaning the project does not require special-use permits or conditional rezoning approval. The construction plans will require approval from the city’s Technical Review Committee (TRC), and are currently scheduled for review and approval at the TRC meeting on Feb. 21.

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