Developer to break ground in Landfall

  • By Wayne Faulkner /
  • Posted Apr 27, 2013

Battery Park subdivision of 24 homes to take up 14 acres near wetlands

Ground is expected to be broken on Battery Park at Landfall within 60 days, exclusive broker Jimmy Hopkins said Thursday.

Plans have been submitted to the city for a 24-home development. The 14-plus-acre site is one of two remaining tracts of land left for development in Landfall, a gated community near Wrightsville Beach that borders the Intracoastal Waterway.

The 2,200-acre community, conceived in the 1970s and started in the 1980s, has 1,900 home sites.

Other than Battery Park, “there is just one strip of land near the back gate that has approximately 33 lots on it. That’s the end of the development,” said Intracoastal agent Vance Young, who has sold heavily in Landfall.

Density will be 1.7 units an acre, and some lots will border the Pete Dye Golf Course, according to the plan. Average lot size is 9,220 square feet, according to the plans, but range to as large as 25,000 square feet, Hopkins said.

The developer is Coterra Group, owned by Donna Cote of Wilmington, Hopkins said. Mark Brambell, who headed St. James Plantation’s development team for 15 years, will oversee the project, he added. The builder will be Coastal Traditions. DTS Holdings is the landowner.

Prices, including lot, will range from the high $400,000s to the low $700,000s, said Hopkins, a broker with Intracoastal Realty.

Houses will be designed specific to the irregular lots that abut wetlands, he said. All infrastructure for the subdivision will be in place before home building starts.

Hopkins characterized the style of the homes as early Wilmington and Charleston with brick, wood and hard-coat stucco exteriors.

Potential buyers so far have been “move-down” homeowners, downsizing from larger homes, he said.

The subdivision’s design includes a park and two bridges to cross wetlands.

Though Battery Park has a plan designer, buyers may bring their own architects, Hopkins added.