The Sanford-Lee County Technical Review Committee will look at plans this month for several new housing projects that would account for more than 800 new homes if approved and constructed.

The agenda for the next TRC meeting on Feb. 23 contains five subdivision proposals of various types totaling 815 homes, as well as various other industrial and commercial projects. The TRC is comprised of local officials from various city and county government entities representing Sanford, Lee County and Broadway, and meets monthly to review commercial proposals and major subdivisions for compliance with the codes and policies of various public service providers. Committee approval does not guarantee that projects submitted for review will be developed — only that they fall under compliance.

The largest of the subdivision proposals is Brookshire, rezoning for which was approved by Sanford city government in 2021 and would be home to 391 houses and townhomes on 168 acres, as well as commercial space.

The largest of the proposed developments is Brookshire, which would contain 391 homes and townhomes on 168 acres between Valley Road, Forestwood Park Road and Boone Trail Road.

The next largest is Elizabeth Landing near the intersection of Carbonton and Petty roads. Elizabeth Landing would be comprised of 188 townhomes on 27.4 acres if constructed.

A drawing of the proposed Elizabeth Landing subdivision. Carbonton Road can be seen at left. The southernmost entrance shown on the drawing is about half a mile from the intersection with Petty Road.

Another proposed mixed use development would add 136 townhomes and detached homes on 32 acres bounded by Frazier Drive to the south, Main Street to the north, and Kendale Drive to the east. Identified as the Lemon Springs Mixed Use Development on the TRC agenda, the proposal also calls for the three story commercial building off of Main Street “with space for a restaurant, office space and a taproom.” The proposal would re-route West Raleigh Street, currently Sanford’s longest unpaved city street, through the center of the development. The TRC agenda notes that the plots “must be rezoned to be developed in the manner proposed.”

The Lemon Springs Mixed Use Development would include a three story commercial building with space for a restaurant, office space and a taproom in the parcel outlined in red.

Another proposal calls for 67 townhomes on 7.12 acres at the intersection of Firetower Road and West Garden Street.

At least one residential structure already stands where the Firetower Road townhomes are being proposed.

Finally, Phase 3 of Willowbrook Farms calls for 33 detached homes on 30.28 acres off Longstreet Road outside Broadway.

The proposal for phase 3 of Willowbrook Farms outside Broadway. Longstreet Road can be seen to the south, and Berke Thomas Road to the east.

The agenda for the Feb. 23 meeting also includes looks at a second phase at Bharat Forge’s manufacturing facility off Colon Road, a mini-storage facility on Hawkins Avenue across from Lee Memory Gardens, and the division of a commercial lot south of the Wilkinson Cadillac facility on N.C. 87 into three parcels, one of which is proposed to house a Woodspring Suites hotel.