The JFB team is constantly paying attention to the massive growth and development of this area. The Cape Fear region is changing right in front of eyes. Here are some of the updates on projects that we’ve been following this month;
A Request to Rezone 72 Acres in Hampstead.
WithersRavenel, a civil and engineering firm, has submitted a rezoning request for 72 acres to Pender County. The company wants approval to build a residential and commercial community on the east side of Hoover Road, across from Tim Moore Drive. If approved the projects would include single family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and apartments for rent. Some of the possible commercial uses include public administration, a boating facility, public parks, and infrastructure facilities. If approved by the planning board, the request will be sent to the Pender County Board of Commissioners for review.
Rental Units Seek Approval in Bolivia
The Brunswick County Planning Board is consideing a project that would bring more than 200 rental units to the Bolivia area. The proposed name of the community is Admirals Cove at Southport, during its meeting next week. The project would be located off Zion Hill Road, south of Winding River, in Bolivia city limits. Portions of the development would overlook the Lockwood Folly River. Proposed amenities include an event center, tennis courts, a community pool, and a pickleball court. The project was approved by the Brunswick County planning board and now moves on the county commissioners for consideration.
New Hotel Proposed in Oak Island
The the town of Oak Island has held public hearings this month to consider a special use permit application for a hotel project called “Boardwalk Place.” If approved, the hotel will be located on 4 acres at the corner of Third Place West and East Dolphin Drive. According to plans the hotel would be a106-room complex with a restaurant and other retail space. Plans also call for converting one acre of the land into preserved wetland called “Boardwalk Wildlife Sanctuary Park.” The property is currently zoned for commercial use, but the Town of Oak Island requires a special use permit for large developments
New Hanover County wants Your Thoughts on a New Library
The New Hanover County Public Library is adding another branch and asking residents to give their insight in a survey. The fifth location will be built in the North Chase area for an estimated $9.5 million. Some of the input the County is seeking is generic, including questions how often users frequent a public library and which branch, and whether they would switch to North Chase upon its opening. The County also has questions asking the public for what the perfect library would look like. You can offer your feedback here.
Riverlights will Add New Senior Community
Riverlights, a large community on Wilmington’s west side, has plans to build a new section independent senior living as well as an assisted living facility. The proposed development is “The Luminance.” The project is quickly making its way through the city’s technical review process. Carolina Commercial Contractors is designing, developing and building the new community. Riverlights currently 14,ooo residences with some homes that overlook the Cape Fear River. Plans call for the independent living apartments to be divided into two four-story buildings, each with 60 units, and adjoined by a clubhouse and community pool in the middle. The assisted living facility will be a stand alone structure.