A new 88-home subdivision on Rogers Road will help connect the Heritage and Granite Falls neighborhoods in Rolesville.
The town’s board of commissioners has approved a special-use permit to allow the 54-acre project to move forward.
Under conditions of the approval, the Raleigh-based development company creating the neighborhood, HHHunt Homes, is required to build a greenway connection on the north side of the property and a second connection to Rogers Road once the subdivision is built out, or to dedicate funds for the greenway project.
Freeman Farm Way, coming from the Heritage East neighborhood, will connect to the new subdivision.
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Although a creek will separate the Granite Falls neighborhood and the new development, there will eventually be a road on the east side of the new project to make access to Granite Falls easier.
Not all new developments face such conditions, said Rolesville Planning Director Thomas Lloyd. But the new project, called Rogers Development on planning applications, is near the location of a future greenway in the town’s existing greenway plan.
Lloyd said placing requirements on developments for things like greenways helps draw residents to Rolesville.
“Our board really strives to make sure our developments will be high quality and it’s a desirable place,” he said.
HHHunt Homes must also include certain features and amenities in the project. According to the special-use permits, the company must provide a fenced playground area, build each of the 88 homes with a two- or three-car garage and avoid using aluminum or vinyl siding.
Rogers Development was not an easy piece of land to grab for development. A family trust owned the property, and there was a civil lawsuit between several owners about ownership of the property. It was resolved in a private settlement before HHHunt Homes began the development process with the town.
Waiting for the lawsuit’s resolution may have been worth it. The parcel of land is surrounded by successful neighborhoods, including Granite Falls, one of Rolesville’s largest communities.
In recent years, Rolesville has become one of the fastest-growing towns in Wake County, and in all of North Carolina.