News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, August 29, 2008

Morrisville proposes to approve developments without council review

Posted by on Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Morrisville's Board of Commissioners (as of Monday, renamed Town Council) is considering a proposal to give the town's planning director the authority to approve development proposals for a long list of projects -- from single-family subdivisions to office and commercial buildings under 40,000 square feet -- so long as they conform to current zoning regulations and other ordinances. Also on the list of projects: hotels, public buildings such as schools and rec centers, and projects in the town center. There would be no public hearings on the proposed developments, just public notice on the town's Web site. (Click here for a PDF of the administrative proposal.)

An anonymous blogger at Citizens For Morrisville thinks this is a bad idea. "The proposal removes public oversight on most of the future building projects in Morrisville," the blogger writes.

The little town near the RDU airport is growing fast these days. It's in the middle of evaluating its Land Use Transportation Plan, which will set a development course for many years to come. The next meeting on the LUTP will happen next Tuesday, Sept. 2, and the next public hearing is Oct. 28.

Tags: , , , ,

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

More by Fiona Morgan

  • The FCC's net neutrality rules leave the future of the Internet unclear

    There is a shakedown going on that may change the way you use the Internet, as well as how—and how much—you'll pay.
    • Jan 5, 2011
  • Onward

    While there are fewer paid reporters these days, there are thousands of people like Vanessa who need to be heard.
    • Jul 22, 2009
  • Wishful mapping

    Connected Nation unveils its map of broadband access in North Carolina, but will it help the state secure stimulus dollars?
    • Jul 15, 2009
  • More »

Facebook Activity

Twitter Activity

Comments

Well, 800 Park Circle Drive, unlike 300,400, 500, 600 and 700, is occupied.

by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on The Frontier launches new way of working at Research Triangle Park (News)

The best part of Mapping The Left is the "Tips" page, where you can do their work for them by …

by mmann68 on The Red Menace: Civitas Unveils "Vast Left-Wing Activist Network" (News)

Latest videos from the INDY

© 2015 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation