Work is underway on a new 36-lot patio home subdivision within the Talamore Golf resort. The new compact-sized project, called Midland Cottages, ecompasses a 13-acre tract near the Talamore entrance
A permitted gravel road extending to Midland Road will serve as a temporary construction entrance. The finished site will have a single point of access connecting Midland Cottages’ curving cul-de-sac road to Talamore Drive.
“All access to the community will be from Talamore Drive, other than the temporary construction entrance” said Mike Rokoski, of Rokoski and Associates.
He estimated it will take four months to put in the infrastructure, then home construction will begin this fall.
The project presented by Black Point Development was green-lighted by the Southern Pines Town Council in February 2017, and included a two-pronged request to rezone and develop the site. The project also received unanimous approval by the Talamore Board of Directors.
Rokoski told town leaders in 2017 that he was inherently against clear cutting: trees would only be removed where roads, driveways and the homes themselves would be positioned.
“We will look at each individual site, see what is on it, and build in the smallest footprint we can. We are looking for low impact,” he said, during the public hearing discussion.
Talamore Golf is a 320-acre planned community that is approved for a total build-out of 489 residential units. There are approximately 200 homes currently built, including single family houses, villas and townhomes. A voluntary annexation for a portion of the Midland Cottages tract added acreage to the community, but there was no change to its overall density.
Rokoski anticipates the new subdivision will attract retirees looking to downsize without sacrificing quality or location. The patio homes each feature a two-car garage and will range in size from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet. A brick decorative fence around the subdivision was added to the developer’s plans, per Talamore’s request.
The first few homes will be move-in ready eight or nine months from now, weather permitting, Rokoski said.