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New Hanover County commissioners approve nearly 63-acre mixed-use development in northern New Hanover County

Proposed plans for nearly 63-acre master planned development in Northern New Hanover County
Proposed plans for nearly 63-acre master planned development in Northern New Hanover County(New Hanover County)
Updated: Jul. 20, 2020 at 12:33 PM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a proposal to rezone nearly 63 acres of land located at 1308 Crooked Pine Road, at the intersection of Military Cutoff Rd extension and a proposed Murrayville Road extension, from residential to a planned development with the intention of developing a mixed-use project.

Located east of where Murrayville Road currently ends, and located directly within the path of the Military Cutoff Road extension project, Hanover Reserve would be a new mixed-use development consisting of residential, commercial, and business-zoned districts.

The proposal was approved unanimously.

Earlier proposal from developer

“We are embarking on the first step of a new development to provide those goods and services integrated with new residential communities, and we would appreciate your input on our proposed master planned development plan (MPD). The purpose of this MPD is to set the groundwork for future commercial and residential areas of this property by identifying the uses, road network, pedestrian connectivity, and transition of use from more intensive commercial uses clustered near the main roadways/highway into residential neighborhoods on the edge of the PD development,” according to the notice.

“Our initial MPD, enclosed with this notice, proposes rezoning the property from R-15 to Planned Development (PD) in the areas south of the Military Cutoff Extension and Regional Business (B-2) in the areas north of that highway. These districts allow the kind of uses and neighborhoods we would like to bring to the area combined under a master plan.”

These meetings are the first steps in getting approval for requests by developers and are actually hosted by developers before they can submit their requests to the county. This allows residents and neighbors who will likely be impacted by the development a chance to have a discussion with developers and express any concerns.

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