A new community, Canopy Creek, is being proposed for East Lincoln, NC.

A new active adult community, Canopy Creek, is being proposed for East Lincoln, NC.

Developer Meritage Homes of Carolinas, Inc. has requested the rezoning of 58.5 acres of land from transitional residential to planned development residential for a proposed age-targeted community named Canopy Creek. The subdivision will be located on the west side of Saint James Church Road and on the north side of Verdict Ridge Drive and across from Saint James Elementary School.

Plans for Canopy Creek will include 165 single-family homes. The builder will not have an age-restriction set in place for homeowners in the community but will provide all of the home designs and amenities that are common in 55-plus communities. Meritage Homes has yet to finalize the amenities, size of the homes, and price points, but plans to build ranch-style homes and offer amenities to attract new residents. The developer also hopes to partner with the neighboring facility of Verdict Ridge Country Club. They are currently in the process of discussing membership options for Canopy Creek residents to gain access to the country club’s facilities. A community involvement meeting is scheduled for April 6th at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver, NC to finalize details of the project to determine if the developer will get final approval to proceed with the construction.