Worrels River Development Gets Greenlight

At Monday’s city council meeting, Belmont leaders approved a plan for construction of a large new neighborhood of 209 single family homes just North of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The project is expected to cost around $62.7 million.

Builder Fielding Homes acquired the property last year after it was annexed by the city of Belmont. There was no zoning change needed for the parcel as it was already zoned “suburban residential”, but City Council still needed to approve the plans after the completion of a traffic impact study.

Fielding Homes will be responsible for building the homes in multiple styles and building materials. Current plans call for brick, stone, and fiber cement exteriors. Architectural details will include dormer windows. As the project progresses, more details will become available.

In addition to the homes, Fielding Homes has committed to extend the Seven Oaks Trail so it can be tied into the Carolina Thread Trail. They have also committed to save at least 25 percent of the tree canopy. The current plans exceed this requirement by creating additional open space and additional buffering from main roads.

The next phase of development is for the builder to complete detailed engineering drawings which could take several months. After that, the builder will have to work to resolve utility and transportation issues.

It may be some time before individual lots are up for sale, but we can help you when they are available. To learn more about this or any other neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

To read the full article, see the Gaston Gazette.


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