By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

It’s not every day that we get to see the opening of a major new park around here. But Thursday, Sept. 19, when Knightdale officially opens its new Knightdale Station Park, the region will see the first phase of a 76-acre park that likely will become a focal point for play in eastern Wake County.

While some towns and cities spend decades planning a park, this one is just a couple of years in the making, Tina Cheek, the town’s parks and recreation director tells me. The land, a former nursery owned by a one-time Knightdale mayor, sits in downtown Knightdale. And when it went on the market two years ago, the town was in a position to buy it.

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Fayetteville, NC — McKee Homes begins new construction in Knightdale Station, Preston Development Company’s 300-acre planned neighborhood, located near downtown Knightdale.

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.


Caviness and Cates is excited to announce their partnership with Preston Development Co., in the construction of new homes in Knightdale Station.

On Wednesday, June 4th, we participated in the development’s groundbreaking ceremony which marked the beginning the project’s construction phase. This phase will include the first 128 of 800 homes built by Caviness and Cates, H&H Homes and McKee Homes. Home prices are estimated to run from $250,000 to $350,000.

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By Meredith Hamrick

Preston Development Co. has hired three Fayetteville-based builders to construct the first 128 homes in the 300-acre Knightdale Station project near downtown Knightdale.

The lots have been split evenly between Chris Cates of Caviness & Cates Communities, Ralph Huff of H&H Homes and Pat McKee of McKee Homes.

“We hope to start with pricing around $250,000 to $350,000,” said Karl Blackley, president of Preston Development, though home prices in the neighborhood will likely rise over time.

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By Amanda Jones Hoyle

Cary real estate developer Preston Development Company is moving beyond promises and plans and will break ground next week on the proposed 300-acre Knightdale Station neighborhood project near downtown Knightdale.

Plans for Knightdale Station include construction of up to 810 new homes, a new branch location and aquatic center for YMCA of the Triangle and a new elementary school for Thales Academy.

Executives and dignitaries from the town, Preston Development, YMCA and Thales are expected to all be on hand June 4 for an 11 a.m. ceremony event signaling the official start of construction.

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