New residential developments underway answer New Bern housing demand

Nathan Law

As the City of New Bern starts work on a redistricting plan, the Board of Aldermen looked at all of the residential developments currently under review or under construction at its June 29 meeting.  From 2012, New Bern’s last redistricting, to 2020 the City issued 1,794 housing permits, both single-family and multi-family. […]

As the City of New Bern starts work on a redistricting plan, the Board of Aldermen looked at all of the residential developments currently under review or under construction at its June 29 meeting. 

From 2012, New Bern’s last redistricting, to 2020 the City issued 1,794 housing permits, both single-family and multi-family.

As the housing stock dwindled by 13.4 percent from April to May of this year and demand remains steady, New Bern needs more options.

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There are currently 13 residential developments in the works in the New Bern area.

Single-Family Developments

Lake View

Located six miles from downtown New Bern, 104 new homes are being built in the 116 homesite subdivision of Lake View. The community features a 14-acre lake and three to five bedroom floorplan options.

Blue Water Rise

With prices starting in the uper $100s and floor plans ranging from 1,583 to 3,053 square feet, 267 new homes are being built at Blue Water Rise.

Verdant/Bayberry Park

A community within Carolina Colours boasting smaller and easier to maintain lots, Bayberry Park is adding 77 new homes to its inventory.

Derby Park Phase 7

A short 3.3 miles from Tryon Palace, 68 homes are in review for phase 7 of the Derby Park subdivision.

Tyler-Home on the Lake

A total of 337 homes are approved for the Tyler-Home on the Lake community.  Built around a 61-acre lake, the D.R. Horton development features a pool center and two miles of walking trails. 

Belle Oaks

With an average selling price in the $180s, 60 new homes are in review for the Belle Oaks subdivision off Highway 17.

West New Bern

Advertised as “the next direction of Carolina living”, West New Bern’s first single family community will be completed later this year and features 63 homes.

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West New Bern hopes to introduce its first neighborhood, Comet Apartments soon, followed by its first single-family community later in the year.

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Multi-Family Developments

Highland Village Apartments

Located off of Trent Road, Highland Village Apartments is a 60-unit complex under review.

801 Carolina Avenue Apartments

The $13 million affordable apartment complex, 801 Carolina Avenue Apartments, has 84 units under construction after breaking ground in October 2020.

More:Groundbreaking for Carolina Avenue Apartments set for Oct. 23

An artist's rendering shows units at the planned Carolina Avenue Apartments affordable housing complex in New Bern. Construction on the $13 million project is underway, with the first buildings anticipated to be ready by October.

Hudson at Carolina Colours Apartments

Hudson Capital Properties recognized the need for rentable apartments with the expansion of facilities at Cherry Point and CarolinaEast Medical Center. Located across from the Carolina Colours Town Centre, 360 units are under review for The Hudson.

The Hudson is coming to Carolina Colours and will have 240 apartment units in its first phase along with a clubhouse.

Carolina Colours Independent Living

Also under construction at Carolina Colours is a 155-unit senior living apartment complex.

Tate Commons Apartments

Down the road from Famous Restaurant & Baking Company, Tate Commons Apartments has 58 one to three bedroom apartments under construction.

Comet Apartments

Comet Apartments is West New Bern’s first neighborhood to be introduced, with an open house set for August 4. The 224-unit complex also has its own clubhouse.

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