Defense cuts could impact area as city takes step toward growth

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 06:18 PM.

The project is being proposed in cooperation with the N.C. Coastal Land Trust, which is backing the effort with the idea of limiting encroachment on Cherry Point.

Commissioners acknowledged that they would annex the park property but would not annex any other existing property in the area.

Commissioners are expected to address the project during a Jan. 14 meeting.

The board may also discuss another piece of property, the old Church of the Nazarene property off Greenfield Heights Boulevard. That property, about 15 acres, already has a gymnasium.


The completion of a new bridge over Slocum Creek is expected by the middle of May, with the city continuing efforts for a recreation area along the water.

The new span will connect the service road in front of the Hampton Inn with the service road in front of Tim Newton Auto Sales. Church Road will be reconfigured to intersect the service road near the old Wendy’s restaurant.

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