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Re: “Cary Town Council Votes to Amend Its Comprehensive Plan

From the story:

"Council member Jack Smith said it was unfortunate that 'outside interests got involved' with the proposal and 'poisoned the well.' "

That remark is fascinating and telling, given that the Town of Cary let *the developer*, not the town planning staff, run the first public meeting on the proposal *in* the Council chamber at Town Hall.

How's that for neutral?

Talk about poisoning the well, sir.

And what about the Town's official public hearing notice that gave neighbors *the wrong day*?

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Posted by NeighborsAgainst AmberlyVillage on 02/25/2016 at 11:50 PM

Re: “In Cary, Neighbors Fight Yet Another Grocery Store

Here's why this harmful, unprecedented development proposal is so important for everyone:

It would obliterate Cary's well-founded policy AGAINST allowing commercial development next to established single-family neighborhoods. Says who? The Town planning staff.

The staff report on a recent Cary development case (14-CPA-06) stated that under Cary's Land Use Plan, single-family neighborhoods and shopping centers require "a generous separation between uses."

That separation can be either:

1) “a gradual transition in types and intensities of land uses,” such as intervening townhouses; or

2) “a vegetated buffer of at least 100 feet or more … with some buffers exceeding even 140-300 feet."

On the Lewter tract, which is barely 300 feet wide, THERE ISN'T ROOM for such a buffer!

And Sembler's site plan shows the shopping center's parking lot abutting families' back yards.

Allowing that would set a terrible precedent for which the Town Council would be fully accountable.

Make your voice heard! Please join our Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaryNeighborsAgainstAmberlyVillage/

And call and write Cary's Town Council and tell them to protect our neighborhoods!
https://www.townofcary.org/Town_Council/Cary_Town_Council/councilmembers.htm

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Posted by NeighborsAgainst AmberlyVillage on 02/12/2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “In Cary, Neighbors Fight Yet Another Grocery Store

Quoth brs9429:

"A loud minority that has implemented a fear campaign with a bunch of misinformation. throughout our neighborhoods."

That is hilarious. The fear-mongering has come from the Florida developer and their paid advocates, who have scared neighbors to death by threatening us that if we don't accept a shopping center in our back yards, we'll get a giant apartment complex instead. They've even got Town Council members who should know better believing that, without questioning it. Never mind that apartments would require a rezoning, too -- the developer and his hired guns never disclose that.

This is the first time at least since Cary adopted its Comprehensive Plan that the Town is considering allowing a shopping center next to an established neighborhood, which would set a terrible precedent across our lovely town. If they do it to Arlington Park, they can do it to anyone, anywhere.

In a similar case, Apex's Town Council just *unanimously* rejected a shopping center on a tract next to established neighborhoods, a commonsense protection that most citizens would expect.

Call and write Cary's Town Council and tell them to protect our neighborhoods!
https://www.townofcary.org/Town_Council/Cary_Town_Council/councilmembers.htm

Remember: A Raleigh City Councilman lost his seat over the controversial North Raleigh Publix -- and that was proposed for a tract long zoned for commercial development, unlike the residential Lewter tract.

And BTW, Ms. Porter *did* seek comment from both sides. All seven of Cary's elected Town Council members ducked her questions, including Ms. Jennifer Robinson, who represents west Cary's District A -- and is up for re-election next year. Why might that be?

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Posted by NeighborsAgainst AmberlyVillage on 02/11/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “In Cary, Neighbors Fight Yet Another Grocery Store

Every Realtor, homebuilder, homeowner, voter, and HOA leader in Cary should be alarmed by this harmful, unprecedented proposal -- and oppose it vigorously.

If this passes, no Cary neighborhood with vacant land next door will be safe from strip malls and big-box shopping centers.

Please join our Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaryNeighborsAgainstAmberlyVillage/

And call and write Cary's Town Council and tell them to protect our neighborhoods!
https://www.townofcary.org/Town_Council/Cary_Town_Council/councilmembers.htm

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Posted by NeighborsAgainst AmberlyVillage on 02/10/2016 at 10:13 AM

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