Monday, July 4, 2022

Nearly 3,000 residences proposed for Brunswick County across 5 projects

From the borderlands with South Carolina to the northern reaches near Leland, there is allure among developers for all parts of Brunswick County’s territory. (Port City Daily/File)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Between five incoming subdivisions, Brunswick County could see 2,922 new residences — including 1,854 single-family homes — pop up in the coming years. All will appear on the planning board’s agenda Tuesday night.

Different developers submitted the planned development applications for 1,124 acres in total. The planning board will determine whether to thumbs up or down the proposals. Its decisions are final unless appealed to the board of commissioners.

Here’s a breakdown of the projects:

Malmo Tract is located west of Leland, by way of Andrew Jackson Highway.

Malmo Tract

The most extensive submission on the docket is Malmo Tract, covering 685 acres west of Leland, by way of Andrew Jackson Highway. With a density of 2.7 dwelling units per acre, the plan consists of 513 single-family homes, 420 build-for-rent houses, 110 duplex units, 196 townhouse units and 618 multi-family units.

The large tract on Malmo Loop Road is bordered mostly by rural residential land. A development of this caliber is anticipated to contribute more than 15,000 vehicle trips daily to the roadways, Monday through Friday.

About 315 acres, roughly half, would be maintained as open space.

In March the applicant, D. Logan of Logan Homes under the LLC Malmo Ventures, successfully rezoned the land for the project.

Coastal Club of the Carolinas would add 630 single-family homes and 144 semi-attached units near the Carolinas state line.

Coastal Club of the Carolinas

More than 310 acres bordering the South Carolina line could soon be transformed into a subdivision. Plans for Coastal Club of the Carolinas, formerly known as Farmstead, consist of 630 single-family homes and 144 semi-attached units.

It will have an overall density of 2.49 dwelling units per acre for the land at McLamb and Hickman roads. The property is made up of seven parcels owned by Crossroads Lake Front Development, Inc.

The project would add to a 1996-approved subdivision that was expanded in 2007 for a sum of 280 single-family homes and 238 multi-family units. This latest development would generate around 7,400 trips per weekday and preserve 116 acres of open space.

Hood Creek Landing would add to the rapid growth in northern Brunswick Conty.

Hood Creek Landing

Advance Design Build LLC is preparing to erect 128 homes off Mt. Misery Road, contributing to the rapid growth in northern Brunswick County.

Once built, the subdivision would place 1.7 units per acre on nearly 76 acres, surrounded by rural residential land. Developers are expected to keep 24 acres as open space. About 1,225 cars would travel in and out of the neighborhood on weekdays.

River Tide Farms will be built just outside the Bolivia town limits, along U.S. 17.

River Tide Farms

Nearly 47 acres at the corner of Ocean Highway East and Mill Creek Road, just outside Bolivia, are slated for 155 single-family lots.

Under its zoning, the applicant, Southeastern Home Builders, could construct up to 5.8 dwelling units per acre on the parcel, but this plan proposes 3.3 units per acre. The project would generate 1,158 vehicle trips per weekday.

Right now, the land around it is mostly vacant or residential, with the exception of one property zoned commercial.

The developers will save approximately 22 acres for open space, more than the 9 acres required under the county’s regulations.

River Tide Farms will be built just outside the Bolivia town limits, along U.S. 17.

Ruffins River Landing

The developers of Ruffins River Landing in Supply are eyeing a 4.5-acre expansion with eight more single-family homes.

Located on Stone Chimney Road, the addition would feature a density of 1.8 units per acre and 0.73 acres of open space. Overall, Ruffins River Landing will have a total of 100 single-family units, covering 66.8 acres once the expansion is complete.

SKF ILM LLC currently owns the property, surrounded by single-family homes and vacant land.

The planning board meeting starts 6 p.m. within the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Government Center Dr. NE in Bolivia.

Reach journalist Alexandria Sands at or @alexsands_

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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