Mixed-Use Development Redefines Home

Home. To some it means a solid brick ranch house in the suburbs. To others it’s a quiet farmhouse away from the city lights. To still others, it’s a modern apartment in a bustling business section.

As the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the country, Newland builds communities that meet the definition of “home” for nearly every type of homebuyer.

One of Newland’s newest communities is RiverLights in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 1,400-acre master planned community fronts the Cape Fear River and will ultimately include more than 2,000 diverse single family homes, townhomes and condominiums, as well as an age-qualified neighborhood.

In December—just in time for Christmas—Newland hosted a grand opening at RiverLights. Showcased at the event was the newly completed multiple-destination hub known as Marina Village. This mixed use area features townhomes, offices, retail space, a restaurant, a riverfront boardwalk, and a village green complete with shade trees and hammocks.

Marina Village encourages pedestrian and bicycle travel, reduces dependency on cars, offers varied housing products, and provides a sense of community in RiverLights. And perhaps best of all, it’s just a short walk from whatever matches your vision of home.

McKim & Creed provided surveying, site plans, traffic circulation, parking facilities, public utilities, permitting, construction plans and bid documents for Marina Village. (Photo Courtesy of Newland)

A family-friendly holiday festival at Marina Village at RiverLights included a crafts fair, music, food, hot chocolate, Christmas lights, a 5K road race and 1-mile fun run, and a visit from Santa. McKim & Creed participated in the “Dashing thru the Glow” 5-K and fun run, which raised money for Toys for Tots. (Photo Courtesy of Newland)