Both projects are on the Orange County side of the city, an area of much recent growth.
The city council had already approved the rezoning necessary for a national builder to move forward on constructing 409 homes (134 townhouses and 175 single-family houses) on about 134 acres which is bounded by three roads, where there will also be three entrances and exits into and out of the development: on Oakwood Street, Mattress Factory Road, and Washington Street.
The council unanimously approved the townhouse development – dubbed Oak Grove Trails on about 14 acres – that envisions a 51-unit townhouse subdivision by the same builder, Meritage Homes, and would be adjacent to that larger group of 134 townhouses within the 134-acre subdivision; both townhouse communities would share the amenities within the Oakwood subdivision that has already been approved.
The new section has its own shelter and dog park. But most of the amenities available to the new section of townhouse owners – including a clubhouse, pool, turf field, and a tot lot – are on the townhouse (western) side of the Oakwood development; the 175 single-family homes are on the more easterly side of the acreage, where two dog parks and another turf field would be.
The map above shows the nearby area, along along South Eleventh Street, where townhouses (Oak Grove Trails) are proposed, adjacent to the Oakwood development already approved to be built by Meritage Homes.
See separate story on approval of apartments nearby, also on South Eleventh Street: https://alamancenews.com/48-apartments-given-green-light-on-south-eleventh-street/
See earlier coverage of planning board consideration of the project: https://alamancenews.com/99-more-apartments-townhouses-recommended-in-mebane/