With the ongoing construction of the four new single-family houses on Camellia Drive 89 percent complete, the city of Pembroke has submitted a 2020 Community HOME Investment Program application for a new neighborhood. The proposed neighborhood will be constructed in DuBois Square, bounded by Ledford, Gibson, Mary and South Main Street and owned by the city for several years. The goal will be to ultimately create a community of 10 homes: six on the DuBois property facing Ledford Street and four on the Morris property facing South Main.
Interior lots will face an extension of Stephens Street that will bisect the property.
“We’re utilizing City property and DCA funds to their full potential. We’re not just plopping and stacking cheap houses. These will be quarter acre lots with new paving, new water and sewer, park space on the Southeast corner, at least one more fire hydrant, established trees and sidewalks. This will be a neighborhood that we can all be proud of” according to City Administrator Alex Floyd.
“It’s a bear. It’s a professionally done concept plan, it’s financial commitments, it’s census data, it’s water and sewer capability and it would not be possible without help from our grant administrator Mrs. Theresa Dyer of Home Development Resources, Inc., and a concerted effort by Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven, City Clerk Sharroll Fanslau, our engineers Jordan Vandermeer and Marcus Sack of PC Simonton and a host of other folks," Floyd added. "This thing is a team effort.”