Honeycutt Oaks in Angier, built by D.R. Horton (not a representation of homes to be built in Sanford).

Ashby Village (behind Lowe’s Home Improvement) and Adams Village (behind Walmart) to combine for 1,000-plus residential lots

Two large subdivisions — one of them a mixed-use plan that will include apartments, townhomes and commercial buildings — are in the works in the fast-growing southern end of Sanford near the city’s two largest big-box retailers.

Ashby Village (or Ashby Commons in some listings) will be home to 250 single-family homes, 200 townhomes and 350 apartments, according to plans provided by Raleigh-based Trademark Properties. Located behind Lowe’s Home Improvement, with access from Horner Boulevard, the project would also include land for commercial use along Horner on both sides of Lowe’s. The Village would also but up against the soon-to-be-built multi-use sports complex, located along the U.S. 421 bypass and Broadway Road.

Adams Village will feature 250 single family lots and 231 townhome lots. Located behind the shopping center that houses Walmart along N.C. 87, the project would also include 30-plus acres of commercial land, accessible from N.C. 87. Adams Village is also planned by Trademark Properties.

The plans have been in place for both projects for months, but major steps were taken this week when D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder, spent $3 million to built on 14.4 acres within Ashby Village on March 7, according to an article from the Triangle Business Journal. D.R. Horton will also recently purchased 95 lots on Galvin’s Ridge, the massive subdivision along U.S. 1 and Colon Road that is currently being prepped for construction. The company has an addition 50-plus lots for a subdivision being built near J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School.