WILMINGTON -- A development that has many years and controversy behind it, is one step closer to becoming a reality. Autumn Hall is being built off Eastwood Road.
More than three years ago the land was home to a golf course, Duck Haven. When property owners decided to make it into mixed use development residents in the area reacted.
The 236 acre development will soon be home to single and multi family houses, restaurants and shops, and 51 acres for parks and greenspace.
The loss of trees was a concern for residents in the area, but those we spoke with say they are glad to see developers have taken measures to keep as many trees as possible.
Another major concern for those residents is additional traffic coming onto streets that are already congested. The developer is aware of the issue and is working to aleve traffic.
"We're doing the best we can to route the traffic and keep it in Autumn Hall and not on neighborhood roads," said Raiford Trask, an Autumn Hall developer.
It could take time before additional traffic moves into the area. Construction on the homes isn't slated to begin until this spring.
Reported by Sarah Warlick