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Community meeting for large-scale Denver development coming up

ELIZABETH HEFFNER

Staff Writer

A second community involvement meeting is scheduled to take place this Thursday regarding the construction of a new adult living community in Denver. SHEA Homes Limited Partnership is requesting to rezone approximately 600 acres to construct up to 1,650 single-family detached and attached residential homes. According to the partnership’s representatives, the homes would mostly be restricted to adults over the age of 55, but up to 300 homes would not have age requirements. The property is located on the south side of N.C. 73 and the west side of Little Egypt Road in the Catawba Springs Township.

At their first community involvement meeting in November, several area residents expressed concern regarding the potential increase in traffic a new community could create. Most of the concerns were targeted toward Little Egypt Road and N.C. 16. According to the residents, there is already a significant amount of congestion during peak hours. SHEA Communities Marketing General Manager Jay Seymoure explained that the company is prepared to do whatever the Department of Transportation deems necessary.

The meeting will be held this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Those attending will have the opportunity to receive an update on the project as well as express any concerns or comments regarding the development prior to the public hearing next month. For more information, contact the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department at (704) 736-8440.

 

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