Staff photo by Cole Dittmer
Site work bigins on Mayfaire Community Center Phase II, which will feature a Marshalls and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and is expected to open in fall or winter of 2014.
Within the next 30 to 45 days, construction will begin on the new Goodwill Community Foundation Donation Center and Store near the corner of Sir Tyler Drive and Military Cutoff Road.
On Monday, Feb. 17, David Blevins, owner of Development Engineering Inc. and the project engineer for the Goodwill center, said the center would be 11,988 square feet and would look like the center recently constructed in the Waterford of the Carolinas community of Leland. Blevins’ company also completed the engineering for the Leland center along with about 14 other Goodwill locations in the past eight years, he said.
Blevins said the engineering work for the new location on Sir Tyler Drive was relatively straightforward.
“It is an outparcel that was really already established for the most part, so the infrastructure was already in place like water, sewer, streets and stormwater management,” Blevins said.
Both of the two ingress and egress points for the location will be on Sir Tyler Drive and the entire footprint of the building and parking lot will cover 3.37 acres on the north side of the street.
The location will serve as both a donation center and a retail outlet for those donations.
In November 2013, Mayfaire Town Center and Mayfaire Community Center developers BrodyCo, Inc. and Zimmer Development Company announced Dick’s Sporting Goods and Marshalls would relocate their Wilmington stores to new locations in the second phase of Mayfaire Community Center.
Mayfaire director of marketing Paige Kon said the developer broke ground on the new sites during the beginning of February and both leases for Dick’s and Marshalls have been signed.
The new Dick’s will be 50,000 square feet, which is about the same size as its current location on South College Road. The new Marshalls will be 24,000 square feet. Both locations are being constructed behind the Mayfaire Community Center Harris Teeter location. Kon said other tenants would be added around the retail chain stores.
“There will be a few more [tenants] but no additional leases have been signed at this time,” Kon said. “It will mimic what the Harris Teeter has as far as having the big box store and then smaller shops along with it.”
Kon said the opening date for Dick’s and Marshalls is set for sometime in the fall or winter of 2014.