Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:22
On a related note, Mayor Loretta Clawson was among those
with shovels for the ground breaking ceremony of Boone Point yesterday.
first mixed use residential of its kind in Boone, Boone Point will be the
“gateway to Boone,” developer Lucien Wilkins said.
Clawson joins his excitement, hoping such a project will
increase the “walkability” of the town.
The project will have medical, dining and retail facilities
on site, as well as underground parking. Residential condos will be on the top
floor- a short walk to downtown attractions.
Local, regional and national retailers have expressed
interest in the development, Wilkins says. He offers few hints, but does say
nationally known stores will become part of the High Country shopping scene
thanks to Boone Point. Wilkins will be announcing the retailers within the next
few weeks, he says. Boone Point should take a year to complete.