What Steve said!!
Regarding your additional vertical integration, how do you propose to shield the residents of the CR townhomes as promised, by planting mature redwoods and sequioas?
Barry, you've got that right. Siler will take a page from his Jordan Lake boundary rezoning, K & L scripted playbook, declare the petition invalid and dare anyone to take him to court. Wow, like we didn't see that coming, Lowell.
Lowell, if you're waiting to get your legal opinion from K & L Gates, might I suggest you tender your resignation and work directly for K & L Gates, just like Lewis Cheek. I want my tax money to pay for a county attorney who works for the taxpayer, knows the law and upholds the law. From your performance thus far, you appear to be failing on all count
Karma's a bitch....just sayin'
These last minute proffers amount to window dressing .Notice how they aren't addressing that pesky density issue and are probably hoping no one will notice?
88.1 acres of impervious surface in this area is just obscene. I don't recall this to be much different than the original plan submitted in 2008.
As for no big box stores, that's what we were promised when Southpoint was built, and look how well that's worked out.
This developer is making quasi-promises that he can't deliver on like public transit and no big box stores along the 751 corridor.
You can put lipstick on a pig.....
Alex, explain why we should trust ANYTHING you say?
Lowell, what is your problem? Your dithering implies incompetence or corruption, or possibly both.
And to the BOCC Three, what can I say? Too bad it isn't an election year for you. It's not too late to show you have a shred of decency.
Mr. Mitchell has had over two years to listen to the citizens, and he chooses now to start throwing out ideas and vague promises of a few more trees here, a little less concrete there and perhaps some affordable housing. Is this a developer’s version of a Hail Mary pass? What part of “This project is entirely too dense and flies in the face of our Future Land Use Map” does Mr. Mitchell not understand?
Affordable housing for the teachers working at the school we can’t afford to build on this site is a non-starter, but it sounds good to the ill-informed. As for affordable housing for others, just how will these folks get around with no public transportation? I’m still waiting for the affordable housing Mr. Silverman promised as a token of his appreciation after Renaissance Center was approved about ten years ago.
That’s nice to know that there might be a grocery store, but is there an actual tenant or just wishful thinking? I know it won’t be Trader Joe’s as Mr. Byker vaguely alluded to during the neighborhood meeting, because Trader Joe’s next expansion will be in Greensboro, not Durham.
I have never heard the Planning staff voice so many concerns over a project, but they were forced to recommend approval since this illustrative plan met the minimum requirements of our UDO. We must do better than “Welcome to 751 South where we meet the minimum requirements”.
The bottom line is this is too little, too late, and Mr. Mitchell, it's a tad late to try to earn our trust. A good project will withstand a protest petition.
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