St. James Center, a 139-acre commercial/multi-family project, is approved north of NC 211

  • State Port Pilot:  By Terry Pope, Staff Writer

The project by Homer Wright, St. James Plantation founder, sets aside 53 acres for multi-family development and 39 acres for commercial, with a total of 1,902 units proposed.

Brunswick County Planning Board members approved the conceptual plan at their meeting Monday night. No one spoke at a public hearing other than St. James Plantation vice-president of land development Mark Brambell.

Brambell told the board initial plans called for a grocery store chain to anchor the commercial site but a deal was never reached. He said plans to widen N.C. 211 to four lanes and how that will interact with the project leaves a lot yet to be determined.

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