Phase two of the McCullers Crossing project off Ten Ten and U.S. 401 will move forward.
The Garner Town Council unanimously approved a site plan approval for the second phase of the Halle Company’s 99-acre project.
Phase two of the three-phase cluster will add 94 single-family homes onto the 412-unit apartment complex that was approved by the Town Council last month. The single family homes will sit on 36 acres of land.
The proposal got no push-back from residents, who have, in the past, spoken out against the plan because of traffic on Ten Ten and U.S. 401. There was also no discussion among council members, who seemed pleased with the plan.
The project will be a mixed-use development. The third phase will be townhomes, which will be on 19 acres of land. The development is located near the intersection of Ten Ten Road and U.S. 401. To the west is a subdivision in the Fuquay-Varina town limits.
The average lot size for the homes is expected to be between 9,000 and 11,000 square feet, said Laura Holloman, a land planner for Spaulding & Norris, who is representing the applicant.
“We want to be good neighbors and we want our plan to make sense and be harmonious to adjacent development,” Holloman said. “And we think we’ve done that.”
Eric Rifkin, a project manager for the Halle Company, said the builder is looking at the Cyprus Meadows subdivision and that McCullers Crossing could be a little more expensive than those homes, where the average price is $300,000.
The apartments alone have the potential to add 3,900 more daily trips on Ten Ten Road and U.S. 401. The homes will add even more.
While some spoke out against phase one of the development, no one spoke out against phase two at both the planning commission meeting two weeks ago and the Town Council meeting last week.
N.C. DOT is currently considering improvements to Ten Ten Road when N.C. 540 is built.
The developer is required to dedicate the street between Fayetteville Road (U.S. 401) and the proposed apartments to the town of Garner. The Neuse River buffer will be protected. Sidewalks will be required for the development. A median on U.S. 401 will be modified to allow for a left turn into the shopping center.
A new public street will will be built off Ten Ten Road.
Phase three of the project, the townhomes, was recently submitted to to the town staff. There will be 94 townhomes built. When it will reach the planning commission depends on its approval from town staff.
“We’re really committed to this project and moving forward,” Holloman said.