Wendell Falls Increases Commercial and Retail Offerings with Development of Treelight Square

WENDELL, N.C. – July 7, 2020 – Wendell Falls, one of the largest master-planned communities in the Triangle, unveiled plans for the development of another section of Treelight Square, slated for more than 35,000 square feet of food and beverage anchored retail including exciting restaurants, shops and services.

“Wendell Falls continues to expand at an impressive rate, welcoming new families every week,” said Dan Klausner, vice president, commercial real estate, Newland. “Treelight Square promises to further allow residents to enjoy a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle where homes, employment, restaurants, education and entertainment are all within walking distance. This comes at a crucial time when it is even more important to have access to your daily needs closer to home.”

The addition of these businesses will provide a huge boost of convenience to the current residents of Wendell Falls and the surrounding communities, as well as attract future prospective residents to the area.

Wendell Falls is represented by CBRE|Raleigh’s Retail Services and Land Services groups. Edinburgh Development, a Triangle-based real estate developer founded by Ed Rapp, Jay Rapp and Jim McMillan, will be developing Treelight Square with a focus on curating a mix of restaurants, services and experiences. They are committed to incorporating local and regional restaurants and businesses as well.

“We chose Wendell Falls due to its proximity to downtown Raleigh,” said Jim McMillan, principal, Edinburgh Development. “The vision that Newland has created for Wendell Falls coupled with the detailed and meticulous work they have already put in place attracted us immediately to the community. Our team saw a chance to be part of Wendell Falls’ story – which has character and depth just like the people who live there – and we jumped at the opportunity.”

With its variety of choices, immense outdoor dining and leisurely meeting options and its central location in Wendell Falls, Treelight Square is poised to become the heartbeat of the community.

The additions in Treelight Square will join the growing commercial and retail offerings at Wendell Falls, which currently include KinderCare DaycareFarmhouse Café and Cruizers Convenience Marketplace as well as the recently announced PublixWakeMed Health & Hospitals location, Cardinal Charter Academy at Wendell FallsBrea at Wendell Falls – a 288 unit Class A apartment complex, and Wake County Public Safety Facility including Fire and EMS.

For more information on Wendell Falls, contact Hunter Matthews at 919-374-2098 or hmatthews@newlandco.com.

About Wendell Falls

Wendell Falls, a new-home community in Wendell, North Carolina, combines small town community with big city urbanity. Different by design, Wendell Falls offers the walkability and cultural hotspots of downtown living with its 2 million square feet of current and planned shopping, dining, medical, employment centers and entertainment. The community beckons families to celebrate play and fresh air across its 237 acres of parks and open space, 10 miles of trails and pathways and an outdoor pool and pier. Brimming with events, Wendell Falls celebrates inclusivity, creativity and a broad, hopeful perspective. Newland, the developer of Wendell Falls and sister community Briar Chapel, holds the title of 2019 Developer of the Year. The Wendell Falls information center is located at 320 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell, NC 27591.

Wendell Falls is owned in a joint venture partnership between North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), the US business unit and a subsidiary of Sekisui House, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland, the master developer of the community. NASH and Newland share a deep commitment to sustainable development practices and apply these core values to the vision, planning and development of their projects. Wendell Falls is one of more than 20 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together across the US. newlandco.com | nashcommunities.com.

About Edinburgh Development

Edinburgh Development is fast becoming recognized as one of the premier development teams in the local Triangle market.  As local residents of nearby Cary, NC, partners Ed Rapp, Jay Rapp and Jim Mcmillan have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Above all, Edinburgh Development is defined by two words: Quality and Relationships.  They share “old school” values in the new world of technology and look for lasting, impactful projects in and around the Triangle area.

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