By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners approved last week a major subdivision plat request for a new development that will bring up to 124 new homes to the Club Pond Road area.
The commissioners approved the plat request for a subdivision that will be called Cameron Village, to be located behind the Walmart shopping center at Club Pond Road and U.S. 401. Double D Engineering submitted the request, which includes a 93.66-acre parcel of land and a 23.86-acre portion of another tract of land at the same location.
The property was already zoned as Residential (R-8), allowing a minimum lot size of 8,000 square feet. The plans submitted to the county planning office met the county’s requirements under its subdivision ordinance, County Planner Robert Farrell told commissioners at the meeting.
The plans for the subdivision will extend the stub of Club Pond Road that runs behind Walmart to provide access for the future residential neighborhood. The work will also add an access point for the Northwoods subdivision, so residents of that neighborhood will have an additional entrance and exit.
Northwoods residents have suffered from flooding in their neighborhood for several years. Frequent complaints include not being able to get their cars past large, deep pools of water at certain places in the neighborhood. At one point, the county even hired a pumping truck from Fayetteville to remove the thousands of gallons of water blocking the street.
The new subdivision will have a retaining pond set away from Northwoods, and the land where Cameron Village will be constructed slopes away from Northwoods, a spokesperson for the developer said.
In other planning matters, the board also approved a minor subdivision plat approval request submitted by Moorman, Kizer and Reitzel for a two-lot minor subdivision as part of the Turnberry development. The property is zoned Residential (R-8).
The commission additionally approved a request from Thomas Mewherter to rezone an approximately 2.07-acre parcel of land on Aberdeen Road from Residential Agricultural (RA-20) to Highway Commercial (HC). Mewherter plans to use the property to construct a building for his company, Thomas Plumbing.
In other business, the board approved reappointments to the Hoke County Public Library Board of Trustees. Ronnie Floyd, Betty Perkins and Jean Powell will serve three-year terms on the board. The commissioners also approved a two-item consent agenda including minutes from budget workshops, and approved a resolution authorizing advertisement of offer to purchase surplus property located at 331 Windlock Drive.