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Old 02-22-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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Any opinions on the future of this area? I'm talking about the portions north of 540 and between highway 98. There's a huge chunk of wooded land in this area, Olive Branch Road goes directly through it. Just look on Google Maps/Google Earth. Feels very remote, along with Coley Road and Carpenter Pond to a lesser extent. Do you think it'll all be more suburban in the future?
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:45 PM
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Eventually, yes. But IMO it will take infill in other areas before that happens. It is all in Durham county and I'm not a fan of that area of Hwy 98 or the schools that homes will be assigned to. On the Wake County side of the boundary the schools tend to be pretty good, hence more development in that area.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:27 AM
 
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The sprawl is clearly headed in that direction. The amount of development on the north side of Glenwood has been impressive and very fast (there's a whole community right off Andrews Chapel Road that wasn't there in 2013). The only limitation is the schools that would like receive new residents. But that will begin to change with an infusion of more affluent families. Affluence generally brings with it an emphasis on education and that's what those schools need to begin the climb upwards.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:46 AM
 
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Any opinions on the future of this area? I'm talking about the portions north of 540 and between highway 98. There's a huge chunk of wooded land in this area, Olive Branch Road goes directly through it. Just look on Google Maps/Google Earth. Feels very remote, along with Coley Road and Carpenter Pond to a lesser extent. Do you think it'll all be more suburban in the future?
I often drive through this area, and think the same thing. It's really a lot more accessible to RTP than areas north of 540 off of say Six Forks or Falls of the Neuse. The only thing is access to 540. From Carpenter Pond or even parts of Leesville, it's not the most straightforward thing to get onto 540 at 70 (as you need to go onto Shady Grove Rd and then onto ACC Blvd.) There are already bottlenecks in both the am and pm rush hours, going that route. In the morning, the backup happens at Brier Creek and 70, as everyone wants to make that left. In the evening, the backup occurs at Shady Grove and Leesville, where there's a 4-way stop sign.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Isn't this area constrained by proximity to Falls Lake and the pollution/runoff risks?

Not that proximity to Jordan is stopping Veridea (sp?) or the Pittsboro folks, mind you.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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Isn't this area constrained by proximity to Falls Lake and the pollution/runoff risks?

Not that proximity to Jordan is stopping Veridea (sp?) or the Pittsboro folks, mind you.
Veridea is a good 8-10 miles from the closet tip of Jordan lake. There is much more development closer to Jordan than Veridea will be. Plus, Jordan is a higher elevation and is west/northwest of Veridea. I'd say development will creep up that way towards NW Raleigh and Durham, south of 98 at some point. Hopefully more infill and multifamily projects will become more common before that happens though.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:48 PM
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Isn't this area constrained by proximity to Falls Lake and the pollution/runoff risks?
It is likely a mixed bag, with some areas being restricted to 1 home per acre and others having no such restrictions.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:55 PM
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I'd say development will creep up that way towards NW Raleigh and Durham, south of 98 at some point. Hopefully more infill and multifamily projects will become more common before that happens though.
The NW Raleigh area south of Hwy 98 and west of Creedmoor isn't far from being completely filled. West of Six Forks is starting to run low on options. As you head down Hwy 98 east of Six Forks toward Wakefield the undeveloped areas start to begin appearing. None of these areas are going to support multi-family homes, though, as they have density restrictions based on the proximity to Falls Lake.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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For a good 10 miles, Hwy 98 east of Durham (in Durham County) is pretty rural. It feels like driving along Hwy 158 further north. I know there's a paintball course in this area, but not a whole lot of development. However, you start seeing more development after Creedmoor Road. After all, they recently built that Harris Teeter near the intersection of 98 and Creedmoor Road.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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With the fact that cities now face a tougher road to annexation, put my vote in the camp that expects more development within the existing footprint of municipalities first.
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