Coming up Tuesday at New Bern’s Planning and Zoning Board is a proposed subdivision of 546 acres to create two residential subdivisions totaling 253 lots near Carolina Colours and almost as big as it.
It has been more than a decade, before the Great Recession, since a housing development this large has been proposed for New Bern.
Hutton Pointe at Bluewater Rise would subdivide 115 acres into a 151-lot planned unit development.
Bendigo Bay at Bluewater Rise would subdivide 61 acres into a 112-lot planned unit development.
Both subdivisions are being handled by John Thomas Engineering and A. Sydes Construction, Inc. Sides Construction bought the total acreage from Weyerhaeuser NR Company for $2.1 million in December 2015.
The acreage is presently undeveloped and is forested. It is located just southwest of Carolina Colours north of County Line Road and west of Old Airport Road.
Like Carolina Colours, Taberna and Greenbrier, it would replace former Weyerhaeuser timberlands with a fairly dense residential neighborhood collectively known as Bluewater Rise.
Upon buildout, it would result in a significant increase in traffic on County Line Road and Riverdale Road, which is the nearest access road to U.S. 70, and to Old Airport Road and through the Carolina Colours area, where the nearest grocery store (Harris Teeter) and shopping center are located.
The planning and zoning board will also weigh in on a proposed subdivision off Neuse Boulevard near Karen Drive.
Scroll down for Tuesday’s agenda and more intel on these projects.
DATE & TIME: 5:30, Tuesday, December, 5, 2017
PLACE: City Hall Courtroom, 2nd Floor, 300 Pollock
1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
3. New Business
The parcel is located behind Miller & Associates Dentistry and Easter Seals at 2803 Neuse Blvd.
A. Consideration of a Final Plan for Miller & Brabble Properties, LLC/Robert Chiles Engineering; a proposed 2 lot major subdivision on a 9.98+/- acre tract, located at the intersection of Karen Drive and Neuse Boulevard. The property is further identified as Craven County Parcel identification number 8-241-025. (Ward 4).
From Craven County GIS:
GIS map, Craven County. Parcel is outlined in aqua.
B. Consideration of a Planned Unit Development General Plan for John Thomas Engineering/A. Sydes Construction, Inc. “Bendigo Bay at Bluewater Rise”; a proposed 112 lot Planned Unit Development on a 61.21 +/- acre tract located West of Old Airport Road, and North of County Line Road. The property is further identified as a portion of Craven County Parcel identification number 7-106-001. (Ward 3).
From Craven County GIS
GIS map. Parcel is outlined in aqua. Craven County GIS
Satellite image of parcel, which is located near Carolina Colours, north of County Line Road and west of Old Airport Road. Google Maps
C. Consideration of a Planned Unit Development General Plan for John Thomas Engineering/A. Sydes Construction, Inc. “Hutton Pointe at Bluewater Rise ”; a proposed 151 lot Planned Unit Development on a 117.11 +/- acre tract located West of Old Airport Road, and North of County Line Road. The property is further identified as a portion of Craven County Parcel identification number 7-106-001. (Ward 3).
See item B.
D. Consideration of a request by the City of New Bern to amend the City Land Use Ordinance Article XIV: Section 15-210 “Street classification.”