Friday, August 19, 2022

More development on Gordon Road planned as developer submits plans for nearly 60 townhomes

Plans for a new townhome development off Gordon Road have been submitted to the County (Port City Daily/File)
Plans for a new townhome development off Gordon Road have been submitted to the County (Port City Daily/File)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Gordon Road in Northern New Hanover County has seen its share of traffic increase over the years, serving as the main corridor between I-40 and U.S. 17/Market Street.

Large residential developments have been approved and built out, while others, like 300 new apartments are in the process of construction. Now, plans for nearly 60 townhomes have been submitted to the county for construction on roughly 22-acres of land, located at 4742 Gordon Road.

While construction of new homes and other residential projects have been popular off Gordon Road, the road itself has become congested with traffic. An $8 million road widening project is in the works for Gordon Road, but it will still take several years before the North Carolina Department of Transportation completes it.

Traffic on Gordon Road has long been a concern for residents and elected officials and the reason for hesitation by county staff to approve rezonings for more residential development.

The Applicant for Gordon Road Townhomes, McAdams Homes, submitted its application to the county’s Technical Review Committee and they are under review by county staff.

Gordon Road has been the topic of debate for several large-scale residential developments.

In 2017, despite planning staff as well as a few county commissioners objection, the board ultimately approved a rezoning to allow the construction of The Landing at Lewis Creek Estates. That development, which is also helmed by McAdams Homes, was an 85-acre development consisting of  236 single-family homes as well as 192 apartments — it is still in the process of being built out.

Across the street, more than 300 apartments are planned to consist of more than 500 bedrooms, this project is also underway currently.

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