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Economic Development Report – March 12, 2013

Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Report – March 12, 2013

By: Dana Lu Bryson, DLBryson@bellsouth.net – Owner, Village Inn Event Center

Economic Development (by definition):

* The planned and guided growth of business that brings new energy and affluence to the community not only in the form of new jobs and higher wages and salaries, but also in terms of better education, stronger infrastructure and a more rewarding lifestyle.

* Promoting “the Quality of Life”.

This monthly report is based on this definition and broken down into three categories:

Residential Development, Commercial Development, and Large Events that attract Visitor’s to the area.

Events/General

North Carolina Jr. State Closed Tennis Tournament will be held April 19-21st

Locations of Tournament Play:  Bermuda Run Country Club, Oak Valley Tennis Center, Tanglewood Tennis Center, Westwood Tennis Club, Wake Forest Tennis Center and Forsyth Country Day School

Host Tournament Site:  Bermuda Run Country Club

Host Hotel:  Village Inn Event Center, Clemmons, NC

Clemmons Community Day will be held at Jerry Long West Forsyth YMCA on April 27th from 10am to 3pm. The festival will include music, games and activities for kids, food and crafts.

Lewisville Fair in the Square will be held on Saturday, May 4th in Shallowford Town Square from 11am-7pm. Local businesses, churches, non-profits, and other civic groups will have booths and displays. The festival will include music, games and activities for kids, food and crafts.

The Dog Park Dedication Party will be held on Sunday, May 5th from 1:00pm 5:00pm

Admission to the Dog Park will be free with a supply item to be donated to the Humane Societies of Forsyth and Davie Counties.

Dates for the next Clemmons 101 are set for April 25, May 2 and May 9

The Clemmons Historical Society has produced a History book on Clemmons written by Kevin White.

Commercial

Economic Development at its finest:

It’s so encouraging to see a community coming together to raise money and construct a facility that is an amenity to the residents. A committee of supporters was formed four years ago, and tasked with meeting with contractors, architects, civic groups, government leaders, employers, neighbors, and business owners. They set a goal, and they achieved it. The community will now have a place to gather and socialize at a Park for their Dogs to exercise. Many folks think this is all about the Dogs. It speaks volumes about the character of our “community leaders”. If you see one of these Committee Members, please thank them in the spirit of our Chamber.

Construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Harper Road and Peace Haven will begin as early as April.

At a January Clemmons Village Council meeting the amended site plan to construct a 312 unit apartment complex in Village Point was approved. The property acquisition was expected to close a couple of weeks ago, but did not, due to a right-a-way issue with one of the adjacent property owners. The interested parties are trying to get this resolved.

Residential

There is a new residential development called Lauren Acres underway on Kinnamon Rd. with price ranges from $299,000-350,000 for 10 new custom built homes.

Other Developments that are being followed:

Opening of Clemmons Medical Center – Business After Hours coming up next Wednesday on March 20th, followed by the preview celebration on Sunday March 24th from 2pm to 5pm.

Wake Forest Baptist Health’s West Campus – Heather Hayes will be speaking at our July Chamber Meeting

Dog Park at Tanglewood opening in May.

The Town of Lewisville is purchasing land and developing a lift / pump station on Harper Road.

New round about at corner of Oaks Shopping Center that will take in Shallowford Rd., Williams Rd., and Heritage Drive

Yadkin River Greenway Project 

Medical Office complex on Shallowford Rd. called Lewisville Family Medicine.

Milner’s American Southern opening “Brothers”

New Skilled Nursing Home development at the Harper Rd./Fair Oaks

New Assisted Living development across from West Forsyth YMCA called “Carrillon Assisted Living”.

If you have any questions or would like more details on these developments, please contact me at (336) 971-6567.