The Town Council approved plans for a neighborhood center across the street from the 12 Oaks Subdivision. Oakview Commons will feature numerous restaurants and retail shops to serve nearby residents and the influx of workers coming to the business park as construction continues on major facilities like the Yield Holly Springs and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.
Helix Ventures and Trustwell Property Group presented concept images of their plans to the town council. The plans include a hotel, although the specific hotel brand has not been determined yet. The developer also emphasized the importance of incorporating gathering space for the community and planting additional trees along the roadway to create a buffer.
This development is in line with the Holly Springs Comprehensive Plan goal to have smaller scale commercial centers near residences, ideally within a half mile, to provide goods and services within walking distance of where people live. These create energized places where people can live, work, shop and gather with friends close to their neighborhoods.