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Stanfield to consider 30-home subdivision

The Stanfield Town Council on Thursday night is set to make a decision regarding a proposed subdivision off South Love Chapel Road.

The subdivision, which realtor Joseph Burleson first brought before council in January, would include 30 homes, each between 2,000 and 2,400 square feet. It would be 17.42 acres.

The subdivision would be adjacent to Pete Henkel Park, with about 5.5 acres dedicated to the town for the expansion of the park.

Burleson said he expects the average home price to be about $325,000.

The town’s Planning and Zoning department met Monday and recommended the preliminary plat for the subdivision be approved along with rezoning the area from R-15 (minimum lot size of 15,000 square feet with 40 homes) to R-12 (minimum lot size of 12,000 square feet with only 30 homes).

“We think it’s a great location because it’s next to the school and only half a mile to Town Hall and the Police Department,” Burleson said. “I know a lot of towns would love to have something like this.”

If the council does approve the preliminary plat for the subdivision and the rezoning change, Burleson estimates that houses could start being built as early as the first quarter of next year.

Several members of the community have already voiced their concerns about the subdivision. The town expects many people to speak on the issue during the public comments portion of the meeting. A Stanfield resident emailed the SNAP voicing his displeasure about the subdivision and noting that “over 100 people have said they will attend the meeting.”

Due to an expected large crowd, Town Clerk Wanda Yow said the meeting will be held outside the town hall.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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