Legends Apartment expansion area

Aerial image of the proposed expansion area of the Legends at Morganton Park apartment complex. To the right is the new Southern Pines Elementary School campus. Drone image courtesy of the town of Southern Pines.

The Southern Pines Town Council has unanimously approved a preliminary development plan for expansion of the Legends at Morganton Park apartment complex.

Caviness & Cates, a Fayetteville-based builder, developed the initial complex in 2012, which features 288 luxury apartments, a children’s play area, clubhouse and pool. The proposed expansion of 144 units would bring the overall development to 432 apartments on 27 acres.

Plans for the new section include three buildings, each with 48 units, a new outdoor seating and fire pit area, in addition to construction of a new dog park for residents.

Access to the proposed new section would be provided through an entrance on Carlisle Street, in addition to a connection with the existing parking areas off Brucewood Road.

During a public hearing held June 8, land planner Bob Koontz of Koontz Jones Design presented the application on behalf of Caviness & Cates. He noted the tract is currently zoned for general business/office use, which includes multifamily residential development.

New Legends Apartment expansion

The proposed expansion of the Legends apartment community includes three new buildings on the western edge of the existing development. Preliminary site plan courtesy of Koontz Jones Design.

Traffic from Southern Pines Elementary School, in addition to the approved but not-yet-built facilities for Sandhills Pediatrics, and the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic and Pinehurst Medical Clinic sites were included in the traffic impact analysis (TIA) report completed by Kimley-Horn.

The additional 144 apartment units are anticipated to increase overall traffic generated from the development by 1,054 trips on a typical weekday. No additional road improvements or traffic lane modifications are required, according to the analysis.

Councilman Bill Pate asked at what point the development would trigger the need to construct a road connection between South Carlisle Street and Tanglewood Drive.

Town Manager Reagan Parsons and Koontz both responded that all of the recent new project development at Morganton Park North has occurred on the eastern side of Brucewood Road. A connection to Tanglewood Drive would likely be incorporated as part of a development plan for any projects proposed on the downside slope, to the west of Brucewood Road.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

The Pilot

Get unlimited digital access and support award-winning local journalism, for just $5 a month. This includes access to the electronic replica edition of The Pilot.

Starting at
$5.35 for 30 days

Already have a Print Subscription? Get Digital Access Free.

The Pilot

As a print subscriber, you also have unlimited digital access. Connect your account now. Or, call customer service at 910-693-2487 for help.

 

Our system has been updated, if you are a current print subscriber and cannot obtain your unlimited access, please contact customer support 910-693-2490. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Home Delivery

The Pilot

Our best deal: Get all the news of Moore County delivered to your home each Wednesday and Sunday — and receive unlimited digital access to thepilot.com.

Starting at
$27.82 for 90 days