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What new development is coming to Leland?

Ana Ribeiro

It seems like every time you drive through Leland, something new has popped up.

In the span of only a few years, Leland has become Brunswick County’s largest town, with an estimated 10,000 residents. That number could more than triple over the next two decades – Brunswick Forest on U.S. 17 is planning to add about 8,000 homes, and already has about 450. And along N.C. 133, local government has approved plans for more than 6,700 homes in various developments, such as Mallory Creek, Hawkeswater at the River and Meadows at Cypress Glade – most of them in Leland.

Since residential development has slowed, in part, because of the state of the economy, it’s difficult to estimate when those will be completed, and how many homes will actually be built.

Waterford and Brunswick Forest are cultivating new shopping districts along U.S. 17.

In Brunswick Forest, a group of offices that’s nearly completed in the development will house a Port City Java within the next few weeks and a planned substation of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Also in the development’s business section – known as The Villages at Brunswick Forest – a Hampton Inn is expected to go in, along with movie theaters. The timeline on those is still in development, and not known.

Brunswick Forest expects construction of a Lowes Foods and CVS Pharmacy at The Villages should start by the first quarter of 2010.

On the other side of U.S. 17 at Magnolia Greens, a Comfort Suites recently opened, and a Best Western is under construction nearby.    

As far as new residential developments, Woodland Place and Oak Lane Apartments were approved in 2009, according to Leland planning director Melody Jennings.

Here are some other businesses in the works for Leland, according to Jennings:

– D&S Towing and Auto, 128 Division Drive

– Cyber Village Internet Sweepstakes, 110 Old Fayetteville Road

– Picnic Pavillion, 1007 Evangeline Dr.

– Day Spa, 1107 New Pointe Boulevard, Unit 6

– Fish Market & Convenience Store, 138 S. Navassa Road

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