Neighbors mixed on potential Clayton development
Posted November 6, 2014
Clayton, N.C. — Wakefield Development want to build a subdivision on property that once was the backdrop for a Clayton steeplechase – and nearby residents have mixed feelings about it.
“It's progressive for Clayton, that's a good thing, but you hate to see things, nice pristine things like that go away,” said Rene Sammons, who lives nearby.
Wakefield wants to build more than 2,000 homes on the property, located off Covered Bridge Road. The space is currently being used by cows as a place to graze.
Wayne Pourron sees the growth as a good thing.
“I think it would make the area a whole lot better, so I don't have a problem with development whatsoever,” he said.
A traffic study, along with plans for the development, could go before Clayton’s planning board within the next few weeks.
No timeline has been set regarding when homes will be built, but Pat Ferrell doesn’t like what’s potentially coming.
“We got away from the (N.C. Highway 40/N.C. Highway 42) area which is very crowded, which is one of the reasons we got out here so we're a little bit disappointed with what we've been hearing lately,” he said.