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Developer once again reduces density of project in proposed rezoning of 52 acres in Porters Neck

A proposed 52-acre development in northern Porters Neck would require a conditional rezoning permit to allow more than double the currently allowed density. (Port City Daily photo / Google)
A proposed 52-acre development in northern Porters Neck would require a conditional rezoning permit to allow more than double the currently allowed density. (Port City Daily photo / Google)

Update 4 p.m. — Friday evening the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners agenda for next week’s meeting was updated to indicate the developers of The Oaks at Murray Farm had requested a continuance to April. Board members will still have to vote on Monday to approve the request.

PORTERS NECK — When developer D. Logan first proposed a new development in Porters Neck called The Oaks at Murray Farm it had more than 400 new residential units. After fierce opposition from neighbors at each step of the way — from community meetings to the Planning Board presentation — that number has decreased.

As the request heads to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, the overall number of units has once again been reduced to 300 total units. Of those 300, 204 would be apartments, 34 duplexes (17 buildings), and 62 single-family developments.

The property, which is currently undeveloped, is zoned for R-15 and R-20, but the developer hopes to get approval to rezone it to RMF or residential multifamily.

Plans call for 11 buildings to contain the 204 apartments each containing anywhere from 12–24 units. Six of the 11 buildings would be two stories while the remaining would be three stories.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hear the request and hold a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd St. in Room 301.

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