Developer looking at investing in New Bern Marketplace

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new shopping center could be on its way to New Bern.

That’s word from the city’s developmental services team.

A company interested in using a part of land off Trent Road near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in New Bern has been in touch with the city’s leaders.

Right now, the site is just a large piece of open land.

“I got off the phone with them probably a few weeks ago and they told us that they’re ready to make their first site plan submittal to us in the next few months,” explained Jeff Ruggieri, New Bern Developmental Services. “So, I mean, they’re on track to come, to come to New Bern.”

The Columbia Development Group has a New Bern section listed on its website, which also confirms the project.

They are calling the investment New Bern Marketplace.

There’s no word yet on any vendors.

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