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Plans for a proposed residential subdivision off N.C. 5, near the new Aberdeen Elementary school campus, will be reviewed by Aberdeen officials next month.

A public hearing on the Martin Property had been advertised for Monday, March 23; however, because of the closure of town offices as a result of the COVID-19 threat, Aberdeen Town Manager Paul Sabiston said that discussion will be carried forward.

“Following consultation with the Mayor, we will conduct an abbreviated version of the regular meeting this Monday,” Sabiston said. “At the meeting we will open any advertised public hearing dates so that we can reschedule it until the April 27 regular meeting.”

A second public hearing to discuss a proposed dog park on Turning Leaf Way, also off N.C. 5, will also be continued for discussion next month.

The 230-acre Martin Property is located near the former Pit Golf Course, now owned by Pinehurst Resort. This area of Aberdeen, in particular, has been eyed for potential development for several years.

The Aberdeen Planning Board recommended approval of conceptual plans presented in September 2019. The sweeping layout includes 515-lots on a large tract that stretches from N.C. 5 southwest to Roseland Road.

Bob Koontz of Koontz Jones Design presented the plans on behalf of Mid-State Development, LLC.

He anticipated the project would fill out over 10 to 15 years, and the zoning density is approximately 2.23 units per acre once designated wetlands were factored in. The project would be served by public utilities, including water service and the new gravity-fed sewer line recently installed.

“The idea is to create a walkable community,” Koontz told members of the Aberdeen Planning Board, calling attention to a proposed multi-use greenway path and sidewalks that connect the residential sections to the small retail and office area and new school site.

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