A Lowe’s residence enchancment retailer may quickly be the most recent tenant coming to the Leland City Heart.
Leland Planning Director Ben Andrea stated the city is reviewing up to date growth web site plans that will 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 will get rid of their must drive into Wilmington.
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Diane Heffernan and her husband are constructing a house and shifting to Leland after residing in Wilmington for greater than 30 years. Heffernan stated 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 can be close by,” she stated.
Mayor Brenda Bozeman stated whereas the prospect of Lowe’s coming to Leland is thrilling, it will likely be key to mitigate the retailer’s affect on site visitors with road enhancements.
“If achieved accurately, this can be an ideal profit for our space and we’re delighted to see this progress within the City,” Bozeman stated.
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Leland resident Elaine Warren stated she’s completely satisfied Lowe’s is “lastly” coming, regardless of it being a sequence retailer.
“Some might complain about huge field shops, however when it’s a must to determine when, why to go to Wilmington for gadgets not out there in Leland, the professionals outweigh the cons,” Warren stated. “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 basically as much as them so far as once they wish to apply for constructing permits and begin building after allow issuance,” he stated.
Reporter John Orona might be reached at 910-343-2327 or [email protected]
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