Lowe’s House Enchancment coming to Leland

Leland officers are reviewing plans that might deliver a Lowe’s house enchancment retailer to the Leland City Heart.

A Lowe’s house enchancment retailer might quickly be the latest tenant coming to the Leland City Heart.

Leland Planning Director Ben Andrea mentioned the city is reviewing up to date growth web site plans that might deliver the house enchancment retailer to U.S. 17 and Ploof Rd SE. Preliminary plans suggest a 113,860 square-foot retailer with a 27,720 sq. foot backyard middle.

Many Leland residents have been clamoring for a house enchancment retailer that might get rid of their must drive into Wilmington.

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Diane Heffernan and her husband are constructing a house and transferring to Leland after residing in Wilmington for greater than 30 years. Heffernan mentioned she’s excited she’ll nonetheless have a Lowe’s in her space.

“With the expansion of growth we’re thrilled that companies that we love might be close by,” she mentioned.

Mayor Brenda Bozeman mentioned whereas the prospect of Lowe’s coming to Leland is thrilling, it will likely be key to mitigate the retailer’s impression on site visitors with avenue enhancements.

“If performed accurately, this might be an important profit for our space and we’re delighted to see this progress within the City,” Bozeman mentioned.

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Leland resident Elaine Warren mentioned she’s completely satisfied Lowe’s is “lastly” coming, regardless of it being a sequence retailer.

“Some might complain about large field shops, however when it’s a must to determine when, why to go to Wilmington for gadgets not accessible in Leland, the professionals outweigh the cons,” Warren mentioned. “The income and jobs is one other plus.”

Andrea added after the plans for the shop are reviewed, the city will present preliminary zoning approval after which Lowe’s can apply for constructing permits.

“The timeline is actually as much as them so far as once they need to apply for constructing permits and begin building after allow issuance,” he mentioned.

Reporter John Orona will be reached at 910-343-2327 or [email protected]

This text initially appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Lowe’s House Enchancment coming to Leland City Heart

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