Government and business leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony at the development on June 4, 2014 to promote the start of the project. Plans for the community include a new elementary school for Thales Academy, a branch location and aquatics center for the YMCA of The Triangle, and construction of up to 810 new homes. McKee Homes will begin building homes in Knightdale Station in October of this year, while the YMCA of the Triangle’s branch location and aquatics center is slated to open by May 2015.
The Knightdale Station neighborhood will offer a variety of recreation opportunities, in addition to the YMCA as it is situated near the 76-acre Knightdale Station municipal park that opened in September 2013. The municipal park currently offers a playground and dog park, and construction is under way for a tennis court, amphitheater, farmer’s market and arboretum.