Hofmann Forest

10:16 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Buyer May Have Plans For Large Development On Hofmann Forest

J.V. Hofmann and class measuring pine in reed bed at Hofmann Forest, about 1937
Credit Historical State, NCSU Libraries

  A company that has a deal to buy a 79,000-acre forest from North Carolina State University may have wanted to turn more than half of it into suburban cul-de-sacs, office buildings and corn farm lands, according to a company document leaked this week.

The plans, outlined in an prospectus addressed to potential investors, apparently contradicts statements the buyer, Hofmann Forest LLC, and the university have made saying the timber forest near Jacksonville in Onslow County would be protected in a potential sale.

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4:13 am
Wed July 17, 2013

NCSU Looking To Sell Hofmann Forest

A class takes measurements in Hofmann Forest about 1937.
Credit Historical State, NCSU Libraries

NC State is moving ahead with plans to sell Hofmann Forest.

If you’re in the market for a large piece of land near the coast – say a quarter of the size of Wake County - then you really have only one option. 80,000 acres… Pristine coastal pine forest… Abundant wildlife. And what a location! Adjacent to the Croatan National Forest, just a stone’s throw from the beach!

There’s only one problem.

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