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Old 11-25-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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It seems a bit ironic.
People don't want their neighbors driving past their homes while they want that same privilege?
Seems like the folks at the west end of Northlands are being used in protest by people on Jockey's Club, Emerald Downs, and the east end of Northlands who are already privileged to drive past all their neighbors for all access and egress.


Arlington Park is not going to become a cut-through for people who live outside the neighborhood in any numbers. It is too indirect.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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Cary council member blog excerpt: my bold

Don’s Blog: November 2015 Update | CaryCitizen

"Council Meeting

We had a long meeting this past Thursday. Highlights include:

Opposition to Publix Supermarket

The council held a public hearing for the proposed Lewter property rezoning at the intersection of Carpenter Fire Station and Green Level Church Roads.

The land is currently zoned for medium to high density residential. The applicant is proposing commercial to include a Publix grocery store. A number of folks showed up to speak in opposition to the project with a couple of folks speaking in support of the proposal. Council has also received a number of emails on the topic, and those run about 50/50 for and against.

At the end of the day, the question for me is – do I believe the best use of this property to be commercial development or more apartments? I have my thoughts but will let the process run its course before commenting further. Cary’s Planning and Zoning Board will review the case and make a recommendation to council prior to our decision."
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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It seems a bit ironic.
People don't want their neighbors driving past their homes while they want that same privilege?
Seems like the folks at the west end of Northlands are being used in protest by people on Jockey's Club, Emerald Downs, and the east end of Northlands who are already privileged to drive past all their neighbors for all access and egress.


Arlington Park is not going to become a cut-through for people who live outside the neighborhood in any numbers. It is too indirect.
Exactly. And these connections are important because they reduce cars on the road at intersections near these centers. But I guess these people can just walk down a muddy path through the woods if the road is not put in.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You sure you will be able to get to the store with your money still on you. I'm never able to walk anywhere near a retail establishment without being robbed by the criminals that frequent grocery store parking lots.
Oh man, and you're a Sheriff! Yah, I'm definitely not scared of this area of Cary. I go to Harris Teeter at all hours of the night. The funny thing is the Harris Teeter is 24 hours but they won't let the Publix be 24hrs. Weird.
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: NC
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If it was me, I'd love to have a shopping center like this accessible to my neighborhood. With a street connection, you and your kids could walk over for ice cream, to pick up groceries, walk to the dentist, etc., which is exactly the definition of the walkable neighborhood that people are clamoring for. Add a cafe or a neighborhood pub and the place would be golden.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Oh man, and you're a Sheriff! Yah, I'm definitely not scared of this area of Cary. I go to Harris Teeter at all hours of the night. The funny thing is the Harris Teeter is 24 hours but they won't let the Publix be 24hrs. Weird.
None of Publix's 1,110 stores, the current store count, are open 24 hours.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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Maybe apartment complexes are different around here, but I would think an apartment complex would attract a lot more crime than a retail center.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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I live within walking distance and would love more walkable shopping. I would hate to see an apartment complex go there. I have spoken to many who agree more shopping would be nice.

When we were house hunting almost 3 years ago, we went to see a house on Northlands. My realtor told us that most likely Northlands would be continued and it would not be a dead end for ever. She also cautioned us that eventually something may be built on that land. Whenever you buy a home with vacant land behind it, you take a chance on what may go there.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Maybe apartment complexes are different around here, but I would think an apartment complex would attract a lot more crime than a retail center.
Apartment communities do not always attract more crime. Newer communities I am noticing are gated. Increased security should help.
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