trilogyDENVER, N.C. In a clearing amid a forest of poplars, oaks, sweet gum and pines, national home builder Shea Homes on Wednesday started construction on what will be one of the largest baby boomer communities in the Charlotte region.

Arizona-based Shea Homes expects to build 1,650 homes in its Trilogy Lake Norman subdivision by 2021.

The Charlotte area’s largest older-adult community, Sun City Carolina Lakes in Fort Mill and Indian Land, S.C., has about 2,900 homes.

Trilogy encompasses 589 primarily wooded acres on the south side of N.C. 73 west of Little Egypt Road, near N.C. 16 in eastern Lincoln County. The development is several miles southwest of Lake Norman.

“We’re glad to have it,” Ken Kindley, president of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce said at Trilogy’s groundbreaking Wednesday morning. Trilogy will be Lincoln County’s largest subdivision.

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