Atherton Estates

Project Facts
  • Location: Weddington, Union Co., NC
  • Developer: Shea Homes
  • Site Area: 170 Acres
  • Proposed 131 1-Ac Lots
  • Master Planning, Neighborhoods + Community
The Story

The Atherton Estates development consists of 131 1-ac homesites, in low density threshold, in which many are heavily wooded.  Amenities include a clubhouse & swimming pool, outdoor gathering pavilion & tot lot.  Design approaches included existing wetlands and farm ponds preservation, low impact design techniques, with proposed winding roads that hug the existing topography nicely, and limited and selected disturbance only to fit the house construction.

The community is truly in a gorgeous setting with beautiful homes.  It also took on the farming theme with charming street names such as Wheatberry Hill, Tomato Vine, Blue Pumpkin, Squash Harvest, etc.

Other technical design keys: Roadway Improvements to Hwy 84, Weddington-Matthews Road and Cox Road, Gravity Sewer, 1 Pump Station, offsite Forcemain and Waterline Extensions.