Photo by Chris Burritt/NWO | The developer of Oak Ridge Landing on N.C. 150 plans to sell lots around this lake as part of a design taking advantage of the rolling woodlands bisected by streams. The abandoned boathouse shown in photo will be torn down.
by CHRIS BURRITT
OAK RIDGE - The father-and-daughter team developing Oak Ridge Landing plans to take advantage of the rolling woodlands crisscrossed by creeks in designing the subdivision on N.C. 150, behind Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.
Barry Siegel and his daughter, Amanda Williams, are removing trees to make way for roads into the roughly 80-acre development. Otherwise, they're preserving the rolling stands of oaks and other hardwoods and two ponds, according to Williams.
"There is so much natural beauty that it would be a devastation to clear cut that property," she said in an interview earlier this week. Most of the 47 lots will back up to a pond, creek or wooded area, she said.
The lots will be available to builders next spring or summer, after the completion of roads and other infrastructure, Williams said. Realtors Nancy Hess and Jake Letterman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty are marketing the development.
Earlier, Williams and her father developed the Eagle Ridge subdivision on Pleasant Ridge Road.
Prices for houses in Oak Ridge Landing will start around $500,000, Williams said. The property is located in Oak Ridge's town core and is zoned RS-40, requiring lots of 40,000 square feet, just shy of an acre.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation required the developers to cut down two large oak trees to improve visibility for motorists at the subdivision's entrance on N.C. 150, Williams said, adding that Oak Ridge United Methodist Church granted an easement on its property for the entrance. In exchange, Williams said the developers agreed to landscape and create berms to shield the entrance from the church's property.
At the request of the church, they also tore down a brick house on N.C. 150 owned by the church, she added.