New Development Activity in the area

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  1. Webmaster

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    This rezoning request passed with a unanimous vote......

    Massive JoCo development contains 600 homes, retail and restaurant space
    A major development is in the works for a fast-growing area of Johnston County.

    A Johnston County developer has plans in Clayton for a large, mixed-use development with hundreds of homes and apartments plus commercial space. Earlier this year, developer RiverWild filed plans for Ashcroft Section 2, calling for 293 single-family units, 299 townhome units, 180 apartment units, and 105,000 square feet of commercial space.

    The project is situated on 256 acres at the intersection of Covered Bridge Road and North O’Neil Street northeast of downtown.

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  2. markfnc

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  3. jesse82nc

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    I added the site plan to the original post one page back.
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  4. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Do you know where the Biscuitville is going? If not specifically, do you know if it's on the Raleigh side or Garner side?
  5. jesse82nc

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  6. jesse82nc

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    I guess I hadn't posted this one before, but it got approved by the planning board last night.

    Government Road Handy Mart Major Site Plan, 2020-81-SP

    Proposal: Request to build convenience store with gas sales.
    Location: 2847 Hwy 42 West
    Parcel: 05F02019E, 05F02019B, & 05F02019C
    Applicant: McAdams
    Project Planner: Sharon Sharpe, Planner, 919-359-9350
    Status: In TRC Review. Tentative Planning Board hearing TBD

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    A couple clearer photos. You can see in the one where they plan to give the NC DOT .73 acres for the widening of NC 42 and re-alignment of Goverment Road. They also plan to add some turn lanes.

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  8. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

    Oh, good. I was afraid that they were just building a typical gas station on that corner, but I’m overjoyed to see that HandyMart will include serving up tasty restaurant food!
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  9. markfnc

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    Spring Hill Suites coming to exit 303 also. Amazon really boosting things at that exit.
    properties are 4102 and 4108 Virtuous St.
    Const. to start Sept 2021, with completion Dec 2022
    This is across the street form the Burger King.
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  10. jesse82nc

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    Even as hotels around the region continue to struggle amid the pandemic, a Rocky Mount hotelier has plans for a new development near the new Amazon distribution center in Garner.

    Last week, hospitality firm First Carolina Management, Inc. (FCM) closed on two properties in Garner for the site of a future 110-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel.

    The properties are situated at 4102 and 4108 Virtuous Street near the new Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) facility, which is now operating, and across the street from an Interstate 40 on ramp. Construction is planned to begin in September 2021 and will be completed by December 2022.

    “We know North Carolina well, we know this area well and we know a great opportunity to be of service when we see one,” said Paul Niswonger, president of FCM Hotels. “We are so excited about this property because it allows us to fill a void in a high-growth area in need of a quality hotel that gives business and leisure travelers a home away from home during their stay here.”

    FCM, with 15 hotels listed in its portfolio, first began considering plans for the property in the summer of 2019. The company paid $1.5 million for the properties in July.

    Niswonger said with upcoming and ongoing infrastructure expansions such as I-540, he expects even more traffic to the site that has seen little interest from hoteliers in the past.

    “Currently there's not a hotel in a seven-mile radius, and of course the Amazon plant is extremely exciting,” he said. “Already the land is selling. It’s just been gangbusters in that area ever since. It’s great to be the first hotel.”

    The property sits by a Sheetz that’s currently under development as well as a collection of restaurants.

    TradeMark Properties Senior Vice President Dan McCloy represented the seller, AP SE 40, in the transaction.

    “The Amazon Distribution Center as well as the completion of the 540 project are game changers for this part of the Triangle,” McCloy said. “We at TradeMark Properties pride ourselves on helping to facilitate deals that allow good stewards of that growth to serve area businesses, residents and visitors.”

    McCloy said that in addition to leisure and corporate travelers, the hotel is expected to host a number of professionals coming to the Amazon facility for work projects.

    “They knew directly from Marriott exactly what they could expect just from traffic (from Amazon),” McCloy said. “If it’s a guy that works on conveyor belts or someone working on (machines), they have a certain count of what it would sustain.”

    He said the sale represents the last of the parcels in an assemblage AP SE 40 put together for sale.!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d35.7238687!4d-78.5814964
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  11. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter Well-Known Member

    I think we are done with lunch can clear the table. Thanks
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  12. jesse82nc

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    2020-105-SD - Spring Branch Medical Park - Preliminary Plat Modification

    Lot #2 is currently deemed a "Restaurant" use. We would like to adjust the usage of this lot to "Medical / Retail". Lot #3 is currently deemed a drug store use. We would like to adjust the usage of this lot to "Restaurant / Retail"
    This is so that, in the future, we can submit plans under these new uses. However, we are not currently submitting specific plans for either of these lots. We are just requesting the Change of Use at this time.

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  14. barney726

    barney726 Well-Known Member

    technically planning board recommended approval to toc town council. planning board does not have authority to approve this, just recommend. it will be interesting to see how they do appealing to big box retail and retail in general. hunt brother's struck out on shoppes of glen laurel at 42e & glen laurel. retail is non existent. apts, apts, and more apts, storage bldg, child care, assisted living, rest home, goodwill, credit union,etc. sad for glen laurel residents. they had big dreams until publix pulled out moved to flowers. i heard free land.
  15. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    You are correct. However the majority of the time, if a project meets all the requirements, it's only a rubber stamp to get approvals. Unless it is a Quasi-Judicial hearing, they don't have much room to deny things. It's purely Administrative.

    Also, there's a lot more to retail besides grocery stores. Hopefully some small businesses will be attracted to these places. Barber shops, nail salons, hair salons, bottle shops, cleaners, small restaurants, professional services (taxes, lawyers, insurance, etc), gyms, pet stores, just to name a few.

    If there wasn't demand for more apartments, then they wouldn't build them. Obviously people are renting them out quickly. And nothing wrong with assisted living or independent living facilities, older people need somewhere to live as well.
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  18. lgb0250

    lgb0250 Well-Known Member

    What’s going in between Oriellys and Murphy’s in front of Walmart on 42? It’s so hard to try and read the sign when going by without ending up getting rear ended.
  19. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    It's a new Car Wash. Opening early next year.
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  20. jesse82nc

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    Caterpillar Visitor Center Major Site Plan, 2020-146-SP


    Proposal: Request to build a visitor's center on vacant onsite lot. Project details include adding BHL demonstration field for visitors and showcase, adding storage shelter and de-muck area for in-house use to clean equipment and a demonstration field for in-house use to test equipment.
    Location: 954 NC US Hwy 42 East
    Parcel: 05I04002A
    Applicant: O'brien Atkins Associates
    Project Planner: Jeff Caines, Planner, 919-359-9335
    Status: In Technical Review. Tentative Planning Board hearing scheduled for the December 22, 2020 Planning Board hearing at 6:00pm.!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d35.6418645!4d-78.4272666
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