Capeton offers pristine views of waterfront, future of Harnett County

Capeton offers pristine views of waterfront, future of Harnett County

Greenfield Communities Capeton will bring single- and multi-family homes, retail, and special event space to the Cape Fear River waterfront in the Town of Lillington, NC.

The 800-acre property is slated to offer traditional one- and two-story homes, townhouses, apartments, and cottages. The site’s proximity to Campbell University and Central Carolina Community College will provide opportunities for unique shops and dining, including local restaurants and breweries. Residents can take advantage of existing recreation such as Raven Rock State Park and Campbell University’s nine-hole golf course.

Although plans are still preliminary, the waterfront is the ideal destination for unique weddings and events. Other amenity spaces such a great lawn for concerts and outdoor theater may also be explored along the riverfront. The development team is hoping to keep some of the property’s signature trees to preserve the site’s character and charm.

Capeton may include up to 2,900 total units, with about 500 units designated for active adults and a maximum of 700 multi-family units. Our own Director of Planning, Brendie Vega, is assisting with the zoning and entitlement process with the Town of Lillington. A vote to rezone is expected in October.

WithersRavenel is also providing surveying and other geomatics services, civil engineering for site development, stormwater management, utility master planning, and utility design. Utilities will be provided by Harnett County; other infrastructure like roads and sidewalks will be constructed to create a connected and pedestrian-friendly community in Lillington.

From an engineering standpoint, Capeton’s biggest asset is its biggest challenge: a waterfront location. A portion of the project lies in a floodplain, and the Cape Fear River’s water level can vary by 9–13 feet. In addition, there are significant wetlands on the site. Raleigh-based residential real estate developer Greenfield Communities is working closely with consultants to prevent future property damage to residences and businesses. Private lots will be outside the flood zone, and portions of the floodplain will be committed to passive park uses able to endure potentially rising water.

TMTLA Associates are acting as the land planner for the development. They are responsible for creating lot layouts, preserving open spaces, and selecting theming. They have planned about 1,200 lots so far.

The park, estimated to be a future 14-acre town-owned facility, will be designed by another consultant.

For rezoning and entitlement assistance on your next land development project, contact Brendie Vega.

For civil site development assistance, including water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation design, contact Nick Antrilli.