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New mixed-use development coming to Knightdale

Development continues throughout the Triangle area, including Knightdale. Pixabay image

KNIGHTDALE — A new mixed-use development will come to Knightdale bringing 668 residential units, a hotel, commercial and office space.

Downtown North at Knightdale Station is a planned-unit development. The town agreed to rezone around 90.73 acres on Knightdale Boulevard.

The Town Council voted unanimously to approve the move.

The development will offer 73 single-family lots at two different widths, 188 town homes, 144 “two-over-two” condo units, 200 multi-family units positioned above commercial office storefronts, a hotel with 115 rooms and at least 267,000 square feet of commercial and office space.

About 10 acres of open space will remain, and the development will feature a density of around 6.26 units per acre.

The commercial district will span about 28.82 acres with a mix of multi-story office and commercial space.

Amenities such as a pool, a club house, a playground and public greenway connectivity will be available along with an amphitheater, gathering areas with covered seating, private greenway trails and more. 

The development is within the Old Town and growth activity centers with surrounding priority investment areas.

Councilman Stephen Morgan said the development checks all the boxes of the definition of an Old Town property.

Voting in favor of the development came with a condition that the town may make potential investments such as in parking facilities, infrastructure improvements, public art and more. Mayor Pro Tem Ben McDonald voiced his support for the development while expressing excitement at the notion of a potential future investment for the town.

“(It) Really speaks to the vibrant downtown that we’re looking to create,” said McDonald, who also noted it may help with traffic.