Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Construction underway on 670-acre Belmont development

Construction has begun on a 670-acre development in Belmont, adjacent to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the company behind the project said Wednesday.

The master-planned McLean development will cover miles of Lake Wylie shoreline, and will include a marina, a public park and commercial development. Plans call for it to have just over 800 homes.

The master plan for McLean
“This is a special piece of property with an incredible legacy and breadth of natural amenities including its shoreline, access to the lake, trail system and scenic landscape. There is nothing else like it on Lake Wylie,” said Steven Hinshaw, principal of developer NW Lake Wylie LLC. The company is affiliated with Northwood Investors, a privately held investment firm with $4 billion of assets under management. “Our intent is to develop it in a manner respectful of its beauty, creating neighborhoods and homes fitting to this environment.”

The property has been re-zoned and annexed into Belmont since Northwood purchased it in August 2013. The developer is refurbishing the historic McLean family home on the property and will open it as a sales and information center in the spring. The specific custom and neighborhood homebuilders will be announced later this year.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear God - Belmont is about to be ruined. There are no roads to accommodate the growth.

Matt Young said...

I'm sure Mr. Daniel Stowe would love to see this development and degradation of nature on his former property. He started the DSBG as a step toward preservation to the area. Great job by his nephews to carry out his vision. What a disgrace!

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Anonymous@ 5:25. South New Hope Rd is too busy and Belmont schools are too full as it is.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who uses the trails behind DSBG knows there's a ton of debris and flotsam from the lake backed up into those coves already. Can't wait for the Mcmansions, Northern Gentrification, and fertilizer runoff to thoroughly ruin what's left. Phase 2 assumes that the developers will convert the barn into covered parking for the residents and the silo into a brewhouse. At least Buffy and the bridesmaids will have an upscale place to get married next door.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Another bunch of overpriced track homes to clog South Point Road. The infracture in place now cannot handle the traffic coming form SC into NC. With all these added homes do not expect to enter onto South Point Road in the mornings for sure. I am with Matt Young on this one. Belomnt officials are just looking at the tax monies and might I add that Belmont is the most expensive place to live in Gaston Co. Looking to move out of this place as fast as I can.

Anonymous said...

Looking to move out of this place as fast as I can.


Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Have fun living in the sticks.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see how the school district boundaries are re-drawn so this ritzy development ends up at Stuart Cramer instead of South Point.

Stew Padassol said...

What a bunch of sniveling whiners in these comments. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

I hate affordable housing.

Long live trailer parks!!

Neil Kaplan said...

It is easy to condemn progress in lieu of the status quo! Change is inevitable! These are the same people that fought and killed the Garden Parkway! Now we can see what the plans are a the existing infrastructure is not built for this growth!!

Anonymous said...

Another fine job by Gaston County to allow more growth without any plans to add new public roads (not the Garden Parkway) or schools. I moved out here to way to get away from some of it, next stop York SC. at least they're building new schools. SEE YA!!

Josh said...

Is it me or is this development taking a lot longer to gain steam than previously thought. Have they even sold a home in there yet? I hope this development is a huge success. We need real growth to happen in this county and I am proud that it is happening right here in Belmont.