The shopping center can win a hotel, a gas station

LUMBERTON — Two properties, 150 and 220 Jackson Court in the mall anchored by Walmart and Lowes are being redeveloped, and vacancies can be filled with businesses and, more importantly, jobs.

Built in 1994, 150 Jackson Court was once occupied by a Super 8 motel and could be replaced by another hotel, a “dual brand” hotel, a hotel that offers regular and extended stays. According to Horne, Winwood Hospitality submitted a sitemap for review.

220 Jackson Court, a smaller property first developed in 1993, now between Starbucks and Chick-fil-A and once occupied by restaurants – a Ryan’s and then a Shogun’s, can see a WaWa rising up the sidewalk. Currently, the nearest WaWa is in southeastern Virginia.

“This property is being redeveloped,” City Manager Wayne Horne said. “The planning department works closely with them,” Horne said of the developers.

Planning Director Ar’Triel Kirchner said, “We have not received any plans for formal review. Preliminary plans for a C-store/WaWa’s Convenience Store have been received for preliminary review by the Site Plan Review Team. »

However, there is still work to be done. “We haven’t received any information from the engineering company since July 2022 where they were working with NCDOT for driveway access,” Kirchner said.

“I am not aware of any financial cost to the City,” Kirchner said. Although the information has not been confirmed by the developers, Kirchner predicts that the development will create “about 15 to 25 jobs”.

Copeland Jacobs can be reached at [email protected] or at 910-416-5165