New Development Activity in the area

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  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Well between that on 1 side of 40 and the Merritt Crossing on the other, that's a decent amount of Sq ft office space for this area.
    42 Crossing. Across from Cleveland Draft House (40/42) 212,000 sf total 3 building.

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  2. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Don't forget that the Copper District is supposed to add another 700,000 sq ft at 70 and 42. So around 1M total.
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  3. panthersdude2001

    panthersdude2001 Well-Known Member

    Lillington Town meeting was held last night (Monday night)
    Chick Fil A is going right next to Zaxbys in Erwin (was slated for a Mavis, but was denied)
    Target coming to Lillington (right where the new CUSOM offices are on 421 over by Johnson Farm Road)
    New Buies Creek Elementary is going in the same spot too
    And a Starbucks is comin in the old Dairy Freeze in Lillington!
    Also Harris Teeter is coming to the Capeton, along with a strip mall.
    They also proposed a POSSIBLE Popeyes in Lillington as well (same spot as HT)
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  4. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Great info. So, Harnett County will get a Target before Johnston. That old Dairy Freeze was my nightly stop driving back from Ft Bragg to North Raleigh every night.
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  5. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member


    Phase 10 approved by planning board, this is their last phase (currently).

    The subdivision was originally approved by Town Council in 2017 as a Planned Development, modified, and approved again in 2018 by Town Council. The development is currently zoned Planned Development-Residential (PD-R). The original Master Plan was approved to include 133 single-family lots, 12 townhome lots, and 110 apartment units. All original phases are either completed or under construction. The single-family portion of the development is referred to as “Academy Pointe”, and the apartment portion along O’Neil Street is referred to as “Academy Overlook”. Below is the most recent Master Plan approval for Academy Pointe subdivision, with the subject property (Proposed Phase 10) outlined in red.

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  6. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Highland Park

    Approved by Planning Board

    This request is for the rezoning of two parcels totaling 31.70 acres to a Conditional Zoning District with an associated Master Plan. The rezoning would allow a mix of 130 apartment and townhome units (4.10 units/acre), as well as a connection to the existing Sam’s Branch Greenway trail. Over 50% of the property will be set aside as preserved conservation area and open space.

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  7. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Outside of our area, but a large project anyway.

    A colossal development in Wake County with housing, commercial, educational and recreational space is moving forward following a mega deal for a 1,000-acre site in Apex.

    Lennar filed subdivision plans with the Town of Apex in October 2022. Those plans call for 319 single-family detached homes, 643 townhomes and 148 condominiums. The completion date is estimated for 2029.

    The single-family homes will range from 1,800 to 3,200 square feet with 100 homes delivered each year starting in 2026. Townhomes will vary in size from 1,600 to 2,500 square feet and 150 units will be completed each year starting in 2026. The condos will range from 1,500 to 2,200 square feet and deliver 50 units each year also starting in 2026.

    The new Wake Tech campus will be on 34 acres and able to accommodate up to 3,000 students daily. Graziose said the college is working on developing site plans and could probably start construction in the next 16-18 months with phase one delivering 100,000 square feet.

    “We’re extremely excited for Wake Tech to be part of this new development,” Wake Tech President Dr. Scott Ralls said in a statement. “This site will be a highly accessible location for our Western Wake Campus and will include space for a new Workforce Development Center that will provide a training gateway for the high-tech jobs that are exploding in the area.”

    In addition, there are plans to develop a new elementary school on 21 acres. The elementary school is very early in the planning process, but it will hold approximately 700 students.

    Altogether, RXR, Lennar and Wake Tech will invest $3 billion in development of the site. Graziose said based on the size and scale of the development, it will take 10-15 years to fully complete.

    Zoning for the site allows for up to 8,000 residential units and 15.5 million square feet of commercial space. Graziose said the company is not looking to rezone the property and is currently going through the entitlement process for the site.

    The Veridea project has been in the works for years. Plans were paused after Reader Communities pulled its rezoning request for the site in December 2021. That could have been due to RXR Realty coming on board as Graziose said the company has been working on this deal for 16-18 months.

    “We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Town of Apex on this project,” Graziose said. “Our experience thus far in working with the municipal officials and the town staff has been a stellar experience and one of a true public-private partnership where we’re working well together to make sure we’re doing good in this community and we’re doing well as a business and finding that balance.”

    This acquisition and subsequent development is the first in North Carolina for RXR Realty. The company manages approximately 30.5 million square feet of commercial space, 8,800 residential units totaling $20.7 billion in investments. The company has developed other large master-planned developments — 2.3 million square feet in New Rochelle, New York and 1.8 million square feet in Glen Cove, Long Island.

    In the land transaction for Veridea, Hudson Realty Capital of New York owned most of the parcels before selling them. Jim Allaire and Karl Hudson IV of Foundry Commercial brokered the sale of the transaction.

    Moss Withers, CEO and principal of Lee & Associates, brokered the sale of the site where Wake Technical will locate its new campus.

  8. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    A New York developer’s more than $200 million community in eastern Wake County is moving forward with more commercial space, a new hotel and the sale of townhome lots.

    Widewaters’ Parkstone development in Knightdale has received approval from the town to add a Fairfield Inn & Suites and develop Dewitt mixed-use. The developer has also sold 148 townhome lots to Mungo Homes for $9.973 million.

    Parkstone is near the Shoppes at Midway Plantation and Midtown Commons on Highway 64.

    The hotel will be in the Widewaters Commons shopping center, the company’s other development at the corner of Highway 64 and Parkstone Towne Boulevard. The 3.07-acre lot the hotel will sit on is part of the overall master-planned community. There will be 124 hotel rooms in a 66,354-square-foot building along with open space and a swimming pool.

    Dewitt mixed-use is part of the final phase of the Parkstone development. It has 290 multifamily units spread across five buildings on 11.5 acres. There will be a mix of one, two and three bedrooms that will be market rate. Two of the buildings will have ground-level commercial and retail space. There will also be a swimming pool and a 6,300-square-foot clubhouse.

    Widewaters Director of Development Brian Long said construction for both the hotel and mixed-use project will begin later this year and take 18 to 24 months to construct.

    Mungo Homes has already started building Parkstone Village Townhomes — the 148 lots that the company purchased. Long said about half of the townhomes are already built and about 49 are pre-sold as part of phase one. There will be 99 units between phase one and two. The remaining 49 will be built in the final phase.

    “We are pleased to close the last phase on the townhome lots with Mungo, whose team has been a great partner to work with,” Long said in statement. “Mungo has built some very nice townhomes, which have added to the overall feel of the development. Their homeowners are a great addition to the Parkstone community.”

    The townhome floor plans range from 1,682 to 2,449 square feet with two to four bedrooms. Each townhome will have a garage, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops in the bathroom and eight- and nine-foot ceilings. Pricing will range from the high $200,000s to the low $400,000s.

    CBRE Raleigh’s Land Services group – Chester F. Allen, Barry J. Bowling, Carlton Midyette III, Tiffany Hilburn and Harrison Benson – represented the seller in the transaction of the townhome lots.

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  9. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Wilson's Mills breaks ground on new fire station (

    “There’s a lot of Johnston County citizens that this will provide services for,” Wilson’s Mills Fire Chief Bentley Powell said.

    Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the start of construction of a temporary fire station, which is set to open by July. The permanent fire station is set to open in 2024.

    After the permanent station is built, crews will turn the temporary facility into a training facility.

    The Gordon Road Station will be staffed differently than the town’s other two. Paid staff fill daytime shifts at town’s two other stations, but volunteers help on nights and weekends.

    “Once we open this station, it will be career 24 hour a day staffed people,” Powell said of the future new station.

    Fire officials said the area near Wilson's Mills is seeing an extra 300 calls per year and that trend isn’t slowing down, which is why there is a need for a new fire station.

    With the approval of 3,800 homes to be built in the Wilson’s Mills community, demand for emergency services has never been higher. Across Johnston County, fire departments are struggling to fully staff their stations.

    “Every fire chief in every one of those districts is battling that every day,” said Johnston County Emergency Management Director Kevin Hubbard. “Trying to match the abilities that they currently have with the growth of their fire districts, so it’s a challenge.”

    Hubbard said a decline in the number of volunteer firefighters adds to that problem.

    “Paid staff is where it’s going to be,” Hubbard said. “As the county continues to grow, it’s one of those challenges that we will have to face and continue to overcome.”

    NOVO Nordisk donated the land on Gordon Road to Wilson’s Mills. The new station is also expected to house a Johnston County EMS ambulance.

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  10. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Communities in Johnston County are among the fastest growing in the state. As more people move to towns like Clayton, there is a need to adapt.

    The Town of Clayton is reaching out to the community to help it come up with a vision for downtown’s future.

    The Town is creating a new Downtown Master Plan. The last one was developed in 2010.

    The Town says the goal is to attract more visitors, residents, and businesses.

    The plan will be used to improve and renovate the downtown area in the coming years.

    “With the increased growth in population of Clayton, it’s important that downtown remains a focal point,” said Town of Clayton Economic Development Director Patrick Pierce in a release. “This plan will help us preserve the Town’s charm, while adding amenities and identifying improvements necessary for a growing town.”

    An input session is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Town Hall Council Chambers.

    “Downtown Clayton is certainly not a blank canvas in terms of offerings,” said Pierce. “We’ve got a lot of great businesses, restaurants, and retailers, but this will really be an opportunity for the public to help paint a picture of what Clayton looks like in the next 10 to 20 years.

    In developing a new master plan, staff will look at existing ordinances, transportation, traffic, parking, land use, zoning, real estate and other market factors, and historic and cultural resources.

    “These considerations have helped us to develop a detailed outline for a new Downtown Master Plan that integrates these items,” said Town of Clayton Planning Director Benjamin Howell in a release.

    Town officials say the more public input they get, the stronger their plan for downtown will be.
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  11. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    One of the largest mixed-use projects in the entire Triangle region has made its expansion official.

    Craig Davis Properties, based in Cary, made seven separate land purchases in Clayton for a combined total of nearly $10.7 million, according to deeds filed Feb. 24. The purchases were made for the previously announced expansion of the Copper District, a development that will sit on the former grounds of the Penny Farm along N.C. Highway 42 near its intersection with the U.S. Highway 70 bypass.

    Dean Penny, a member of the Penny family and an executive at Craig Davis Properties, is spearheading the development.

    That rezoning effort paved the way for nearly 850 new homes to be built on the property.

    Plans for the Copper District call for a total of around 4 million square feet of space between housing, commercial, retail, office, etc. One of the goals is to bring a Main Street-type vibe to the section of the district that will have ground-floor retail, as well as up to 700,000 square feet of office space and a hotel or lodging experience of some kind. Plans also call for a school.

    The Copper District serves as an example of how Johnston County is evolving from a bedroom community for Wake County into an economic powerhouse of its own right. Other major developments are popping up across the county, including a waterfront district within Flowers Plantation and Eastfield Crossing in Selma, which just announced some big-name retail tenants.

    This is what they own currently that I could find. I know of several other parcels nearby that have approved plans as well but are not officially part of the Copper District.

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  12. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I saw where the address is for the Target, it's close to Campbell .I wonder if it'll be a smaller one like on Hillsborough St at NC State, and Franklin St at UNC?
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  13. madison

    madison Member

    Any Truth or Rumor, I heard today they are planning to build apartments on Cleveland Rd, where the farm stand moved. This same farm stand that moved so Hardee's could build? Anyone heard anything about this?
  14. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    RHF Holdings LLC is tied to Ralph Falls, who is tied to Pace Development LLC, which builds apartment communities. So yeah, it looks like they're building apartments there. However, looking at the exact addresses listed, I don't think this is the property right on the corner and I don't think it touches Cleveland Rd. This is slightly further up Cornwallis Rd from the Hardees, on the opposite side of the road.
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  15. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

  16. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    It's quite a mess. If you look up Trey Walters and see all the lawsuits and the FAA investigations into the airport, you would see how poorly run the Airport is. There's a lot of corruption going on with the people that run the airport and the FAA has found them in violation of several items recently.
  17. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Did the Smithfield Warehouse ever open? I hadn't been past in several months. I see amazon laying off another 9000.
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  18. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    As of about a month ago I drove by and it looked pretty dead.
  19. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I thought i had read that was a warehouse they were scrapping or putting on hold
  20. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    It all looked finished from the outside. Not sure inside.

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