Gibsonville aldermen approved rezoning for two new subdivisions this week that could bring hundreds more homes to the rapidly-growing town on the border of Alamance and Guilford counties.
Both parcels are on the Guilford side of the town, one to the north and the other on the south side.
Grading has just recently begun on the town’s largest development on the drawing boards, Edinborough, off NC 61 North, which will have over 600 homes.
One of the rezonings this week was for additional parcels, a total of 89.39 acres, along NC 61 North and Wagoner Road, which will be an extension of that development, potentially with another 200 homes.
The developer’s representative, Anthony Lester, told the aldermen that the new section, to be dubbed Edinborough West, likely would not begin until about three years, after the original Edinborough subdivision nears completion.
Current plans are to have entrances on both NC 61 North and Wagoner Road; Lester said that additional acreage may be purchased that would also allow an entrance off Powerline Road.
Aldermen unanimously agreed, in separate votes, to annex the property into the town limits and rezone it to allow for a combination of single-family houses and townhomes.
Springwood Church Road rezoning also passes
Aldermen also passed a rezoning to allow attached and detached townhouses on about 40.76 acres along Springwood Church Road, across from the town’s public works department. Four parcels – 1223, 1235, 1237, and 1245 Springwood Church Road – were a part of this proposal.
David Michaels, with Greensboro-based Windsor Homes, estimated that about 150 to 160 townhouses, both attached and detached, would be built.
About 20 percent of the acreage is unusable, according to Michaels, and the company would also dedicate about eight to 10 acres for common areas.
Michaels estimated the earliest construction could begin would likely be the fall, with some sales by mid- to late 2023.
Michaels noted that the area has “quite a shortage of housing” and that the new development would provide a “good quality neighborhood.”
All of the traffic would come through an entrance on Springwood Church Road, Michaels explained.
The motion to adopt the rezoning was also passed unanimously, 5-0.
Read recent coverage (from Dec. 30) of overall development in Gibsonville: https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-prepares-for-more-residential-growth-projects-abound-especially-north-west-of-town/
Read other coverage from this week’s board of aldermen meeting:
Aldermen move forward on two land purchases for future library: https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-aldermen-move-forward-with-two-property-purchases/
Aldermen vote themselves $700 raise https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-aldermen-vote-themselves-700-raise/
And our editorial opinion on that vote: https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-boards-self-serving-pay-raise-provides-vivid-illustration-of-why-public-has-become-so-cynical-about-politicians/