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Old 08-05-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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I want to now how close 540 will come to the homes in Highcroft. There is enough farm land back there to put is a good 1/4 mile or so.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Found this one... is that any more helpful?
http://www.ncturnpike.org/images/Wes..._Map_Large.jpg

Edited to add:

Here is one from the highcroft neighborhood web page. If you zoom in at the top, it shows the proposed 540 corridor.
http://highcroftliving.com/neighborhood_site_map.html
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Try these:

North Carolina Turnpike Authority: Western Wake Parkway

I don't think these are final, but at least are much more detailed.

(Look at Left Edge of Map 4)
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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It is pretty easy to trace the study route on this Wake County Map.
The shaded corridor right down the middle will be the future 540.

In the center of the map, 540 appears to be at least a few hundred feet west of the north end of Highcroft, and curving in very close to the west side of Highcroft at the south end.
http://imaps.co.wake.nc.us/imaps/mai...pin=0734386052

You have to zoom out to see the shaded corridor.

The DOT Map 4 of 4 that Dire Wolf referred to:
http://www.ncturnpike.org/pdf/Wester...eet_4_of_4.pdf
It appears that 540 will be west of Twyla Road.

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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There used to be a really good map on one of the housing development websites. It wasn't the Highcroft on though. It was a google earth image with several neighborhoods highlighted and then 540 traced on it. Anyone remember that? I can't find it now.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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There is not enough space between the back of the buffer that the Highcroft HOA owns behind the homes on the West side of Highcroft Drive and the Eastern edge of Thomas Brooks Park to route a 6 lane divided highway and not have a negative effect on the value of those homes. I'd be especially concerned about the homes On Croydon Glen (The Cul-De-Sac off of Highcroft Drive) and anywhere South of that on Highcroft Drive.
http://www.ncturnpike.org/pdf/Wester...eet_4_of_4.pdf

Use the zoom function and find Green Hope School Road, and you can see where the corridor will cross GHSR-it's JUST west of the little bend in the road west of Highcroft Drive-the retention pond can be a landmark for you if you are familiar with the area.

This map is really pretty interesting in that the property owners and the lines between parcels are woefully out of date. It looks as if what they did is took a map that was at least 10 years old, laid out the corridor, and then simply wrote out the names of the adjacent subdivisions.

There is a home listed for sale on Croydon Glen @ $544,500 right now. It sold to the original owner for $650K and is now a bank owned property. Tax value is over $678K. On paper it looks like a good buy, but who knows?

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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ouch! how will it effect the "manor" homes in highcroft that people paid $650k+ for a few years ago?

the house on croydon for 544k is a foreclosure and needs a bunch of work. there is a new one a few doors down for $640k. it looks like the middle of the culdesac of croydon will be fine due to the direction its facing. i guess you never really know until they start clearing land.

any idea when they will begin that portion behind higcroft?

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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There used to be a really good map on one of the housing development websites. It wasn't the Highcroft on though. It was a google earth image with several neighborhoods highlighted and then 540 traced on it. Anyone remember that? I can't find it now.
I know exactly which map you're talking about - I went to the link where it used to be posted, but unfortunately it's been removed
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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according to the map....looks like there is about 350-450' behind the croydon glen culdesac as a buffer. i would hope they would add a wall or something.

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Old 08-05-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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ouch! how will it effect the "manor" homes in highcroft that people paid $650k+ for a few years ago?

the house on croydon for 544k is a foreclosure and needs a bunch of work. there is a new one a few doors down for $640k. it looks like the middle of the culdesac of croydon will be fine due to the direction its facing. i guess you never really know until they start clearing land.

any idea when they will begin that portion behind higcroft?
How much work could a house like that built in 2005 really need? Is it THAT trashed?

I think you said it best-"You never really know until they start clearing land".

As a former West Cary homeowner whose view out the back of my house changed drastically during my 4 years there forcing me to move, I bought my current home after exhaustive research into the ownership of the buffers and common land behind me. I won't ever take that risk again.

If I were looking at any house that is potentially adjacent to 540 or any other proposed project, the key question is this one-

If 540/the proposed school/park/shopping plaza were there already would you have ANY reservations about purchasing that house? I know what my answer is.
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