Friday, June 14, 2024

Commercial zoning proposed in residential Murrayville area with ‘Hanover Reserve’

The preliminary site plan for Hanover Reserve shows developers plan to introduce commercial nodes accessible from the planned Military Cutoff Extension project. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy New Hanover County)
The preliminary site plan for Hanover Reserve shows developers plan to introduce commercial nodes accessible from the planned Military Cutoff Extension project. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy New Hanover County)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Developers are proposing to rezone two large tracts of undeveloped land located north of where current development off Murrayville Road ends.

Totaling 68.7 acres, the two parcels are currently zoned R-15 residential and are bisected by the future path of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Military Cutoff Extension project.

Parts of the project were tabled in October of last year, but are expected to return.

Both areas on either side of the highway will be accessible, creating a new commercial node in the residential community, according to the developer’s preliminary rezoning proposal for Hanover Reserve. Hanover Development Company, Inc. proposes to introduce 17 commercially-zoned acres into the residential area. The company is also proposing 12.3 acres of Regional Business B-2 zoning north of the planned highway.

The remaining 35 acres could be rezoned to Planned Development, a residential zoning district.

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, developers are hosting a virtual community information meeting to discuss plans and listen to comments. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m. Developers have not yet shared a link to the meeting. When it becomes available it will be included in this article.


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