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Old 08-19-2021, 07:27 AM
 
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Proposed development in Sanford could include up to 800 homes. The development, being called Ashby Village, is made up of 19 adjoining tracts totaling 153.4 acres located by the Lowe's Home Improvement store in town.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle...velopment.html
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Proposed development in Sanford could include up to 800 homes. The development, being called Ashby Village, is made up of 19 adjoining tracts totaling 153.4 acres located by the Lowe's Home Improvement store in town.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle...velopment.html
Interesting. Does the Triangle Biz Journal think that Sanford is becoming part of the Triangle? I am seeing more and more that people are commuting from Sanford to Raleigh or Durham. In one case because the Raleigh job pays much better than a comparable Sanford one would. In others, because the other spouse commutes to Fayetteville or Fort Bragg.
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:28 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Interesting. Does the Triangle Biz Journal think that Sanford is becoming part of the Triangle? I am seeing more and more that people are commuting from Sanford to Raleigh or Durham. In one case because the Raleigh job pays much better than a comparable Sanford one would. In others, because the other spouse commutes to Fayetteville or Fort Bragg.
I can't remember if Lee County was removed from the Triangle's CSA and given to Fayetteville. I know that it happened to Harnett. Lee's metro alignment could certainly change over time, especially if Raleigh and Durham are recombined into a single MSA. In other words, who knows?
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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I can't remember if Lee County was removed from the Triangle's CSA and given to Fayetteville. I know that it happened to Harnett.
It was, in 2018. Fayetteville CSA includes Lumberton, Pinehurst, Sanford, and Laurinburg micBullBoxer31.

Fayetteville MSA includes Harnett, which was seeing sprawl jump north from Fayetteville across Fort Bragg, and now seeing sprawl creep south from Fuquay-Varina towards Angier.

Per LEHD, both Harnett & Lee seem to send >15% of commuters into the Triangle, but send even more commuters into Cumberland. (Harnett sends 18% of its workforce and Lee sends 10% into Wake alone.) Having the Outer Loop about ~7 miles shy of either county could change those numbers.

This is the 2nd thing that'll be interesting to watch when the new OMB MSA designations arrive in 2023 -- assuming, of course, whether Durham & Raleigh are finally reunited in one MSA.
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Old 08-31-2021, 06:39 AM
 
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The Village of Whispering Pines held a meeting on Aug. 17 to discuss a possible future housing development called Royal Woods. Ascot Corporation, LLC managing owner Colin Webster has 300 acres under contract. The acreage adjoins the Village. Webster showed plans for 455 homes in his conceptual plans at the meeting.

“The design used for discussion at the meeting was not a formal proposal for development,” said Mayor Alexa Roberts in an email to Sandhills Sentinel. “It was a sample design that was used to show various residential options that could be offered under a variety of zoning regulations (which are not currently in our LDO).”

If the council does nothing, according to Commissioner Bob Zschoche, the developer can still legally build 265 homes. He also said the council needs to study the impact of building on a hundred-year flood plain, which would cost the Village millions.
https://sandhillssentinel.com/villag...d-development/
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:47 AM
 
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Old 10-31-2021, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Sanford is growing way too fast. I'm not happy about it
but there is little I can do. In addition to the 800 homes
mentioned previously, they are building a development
with 1000 homes on Colon Road. Growth is not always good...
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:43 AM
 
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You could try to organize grassroots opposition, and you can vote accordingly in the next county and municipal election -- if there is a low-growth candidate even available. Reality: the business community will benefit financially from growth. Unless the community opposition to growth is widespread (e.g. Chapel Hill), the pro-growth forces have lots of money and influence at their disposal and will prevail (e.g. Raleigh).
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Very good points wizard-xyzzy, thanks!
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Old 11-03-2021, 09:39 AM
 
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Growth is good
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