If you were to ask Ben Warren, Onslow County’s planning and development director, what question he is asked the most, he would tell you this: What’s going on in my neighborhood?
It’s because of that, the Onslow County Development Tracker was established. Found on the Onslow County government page, the project tracker allows individuals to literally track what's being built, constructed, and developed in their own backyard with a simple click of the mouse.
“Our goal," Warren continued to explain, “is to be able to establish this site in the most beneficial way. While residents can certainly call us, we can also refer them to the project tracker, so residents can see how far along any given project has come. We update the tracker every couple of weeks — once (residents) find out where the project is located and how to identify it, anyone can monitor the status of the project on their own.”
Warren said the ultimate goal is to expand the tracker. Photos, videos, and even time lapse simulators — all of that to show residents how far along the status of new businesses have gone. More over, it will help show when a project is complete and open for business.
“It’s a resource,” Warren added. “Still relatively new, maybe even unknown about to some, we will continue to use this as a platform for different things that will have an impact on the community. Definitely continue to visit our webpage.”
So, what is coming to Onslow County's townships? Here is a list of things you can look forward to and, of course, find on the Onslow County government webpage under the Development Tracker.
In Sneads Ferry, the following is coming:
At 118 Robert Snead Parkway a new Dairy Queen Grill & Chill will be constructed. This project area consists of 1.33 acres and will be able to accommodate a 72-seat restaurant.
At 1333 NC 210 a 10,640 sq. ft. Dollar General store will open to the public.
Benjamin & David Apparel will be located at 1310 N.C. 210.Eden's Campground, an estimated 20-lot campground on a 2-acre site will be available at 812 Mullet Lane.
At 813 N.C. 210 a Childcare Network child care center set on 1.89 acres will be available for families.
In Richlands, at 364 Kinston Highway in Richlands a proposed 7,225 sq. ft. O’Reilly Auto Parts Retail Building is going up.
On Highway 172 in Hubert, Semper Fi Storage will be going up. A proposed 45,900 square foot building, Semper Fi Storage will me a mini-warehouse storage facility.