RDU and Wake County agree to one-year lease on Lake Crabtree land | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Thursday, October 16, 2014

RDU and Wake County agree to one-year lease on Lake Crabtree land

Posted by on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

The RDU Airport Authority and Wake County Parks and Recreation have agreed to an amended one-year lease for land adjacent to Lake Crabtree County Park.

Wake County will lease the parcel of land and, in partnership with Triangle Off-Road Cyclists, will maintain and operate the popular system of hiking and mountain biking trails in one-year increments, according to the new agreement. From October 20, 2014, the lease will be automatically renewed each year until 2025, but, as before, either party may terminate the lease at any time with 45 days’ written notice 

"It’s a little disturbing because, even in the public eye, a one-year lease gives RDU leverage to pull out and develop the land," said Lake Crabtree County Park manager Drew Cade. "It’s indicative of a trend to at least consider developing seriously."

Cade said the lease will also make it extremely difficult to secure funding for trail renovations and reroutes. "In terms of long term resources invested in the trails, nobody’s really going to take that seriously," he said. "If we pursued a grant, we would not score well in the ranking system because of the short term lease."

But Cade says the one year lease is better than nothing and that TORC and Wake County can fully return to normal operating conditions. 

The original five-year lease between RDU and Wake County expired last December. A March report from the Urban Land Institute in Washington D.C. recommended using the parcel of land with the trails for development, to generate new sources of revenue for the airport.

RDU spokesperson Mindy Hamlin said there has been no discussion among the RDU Airport Authority’s board about any plans to develop the land.

“It’s going to be a while,” Hamlin said.


Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem …

by MaleMatters on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

by vidvis on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

Well there's a reason for this. Per the GAO, women work fewer and more flexible hours, doing less quantitative and …

by Edward Teach on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

WALTER WEBB
VETERAN AFFAIRS PROGRAM
(FORMER) JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELOR
JANUARY 2017

RE: MENTAL DISORDER AT EARLY AGE WITH EMOTIONAL, …

by FREELANCEWRITER on N.C. Senate Tries, Again, to Shut Down Wright School in Durham (News)

Forget voter fraud as the problem; what is the point of voting at all with judges and legislators in the …

by Glenn Maughan on SCOTUS Grants Emergency Stay For 2017 Special Elections (News)

Comments

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem …

by MaleMatters on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

by vidvis on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation