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Old 07-21-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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Raleigh City Council voted in its Tuesday, 19 July, meeting to rezone a 7.7-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Leesville Road and Strickland Road for a 49,098-square-foot grocery store with a pharmacy drive thru and 13,000 additional square feet of retail space. Construction could begin within 12 months, and the store could be open by 2018.

Lakeland, Florida-based supermarket Publix has opened several 49,098-square-foot stores recently.

Further reading
Cioffi, Chris. "City OKs plan for Publix store in northwest Raleigh." Raleigh, North Carolina: The News & Observer. 2016-07-20.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Raleigh City Council voted in its Tuesday, 19 July, meeting to rezone a 7.7-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Leesville Road and Strickland Road for a 49,098-square-foot grocery store with a pharmacy drive thru and 13,000 additional square feet of retail space.
That has been a hotly debated topic on Nextdoor.com in that area. I'll skip the drama, but suffice to say there is a large contingent of folks clamoring for a Publix.

Although, a drive-through pharmacy connected to it is about the last thing that intersection needs. The adjacent parcel has a brand-new, just-opened Walgreens, the two other corners have a Rite Aid and CVS and there is a pharmacy counter in the Harris Teeeter in the shopping center across the street.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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I've always never understood the gripes about traffic for developments that aren't gigantic in size like Crabtree or North Hills. People are going to go to the grocery store either way so they're already out on the road. The grocery store isn't going to add more traffic that isn't already heading somewhere else anyways. (And more closely spaced grocery stores would reduce the distance people would have to drive to get to one of the popular Harris Teeter's or Publix anyways).

If people really want to fight the traffic problems, they should focus on the residential aspect which really adds to the number of cars on the road. (Like the situation on Falls of Neuse right now, where houses are just popping up everywhere yet with only one major thoroughfare out of that area to get to 540)
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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If people really want to fight the traffic problems, they should focus on the residential aspect which really adds to the number of cars on the road. (Like the situation on Falls of Neuse right now, where houses are just popping up everywhere yet with only one major thoroughfare out of that area to get to 540)
It is a boondoggle to know why a grocery-anchored retail center at the southeast corner of Falls of Neuse Road and Dunn Road would be a greater threat to the Neuse River than the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant, 10301 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-9774, and there is support to increase residential density with a senior living community. I do not get the logic of increasing traffic through increased residential density and enjoying the aroma of sewage and and its dispersal into the Neuse River over a Publix.

David Cox cast the lone dissenting vote against rezoning.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It is a boondoggle to know why a grocery-anchored retail center at the southeast corner of Falls of Neuse Road and Dunn Road would be a greater threat to the Neuse River than the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant, 10301 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-9774, and there is support to increase residential density with a senior living community. I do not get the logic of increasing traffic through increased residential density and enjoying the aroma of sewage and and its dispersal into the Neuse River over a Publix.

David Cox cast the lone dissenting vote against rezoning.
Apparently it helped him win an election so he's just going to keep going with what the people want.

One of my coworkers is working on a traffic study for a proposed rezoned grocery anchored retail center at Falls of Neuse & Raven Ridge. Apparently David Cox has been going door to door in that community to stir up opposition to the project.

To be fair though, I don't think a Senior Living Community will be generating many cars compared to some of the massive developments that were out there. It would be one thing if there was connectivity to Capital Blvd or another major street but the fact that Falls of Neuse Road is the only major street in that area is definitely poor planning.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:57 AM
 
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Apparently it helped him win an election so he's just going to keep going with what the people want.
If David Cox and the constituents of North Raleigh want to be proponents of a damaged Neuse River ecosystem, increased residential density, and increased traffic, more power to them.

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One of my coworkers is working on a traffic study for a proposed rezoned grocery anchored retail center at Falls of Neuse & Raven Ridge. Apparently David Cox has been going door to door in that community to stir up opposition to the project.
Is this the specialty organic grocer Sprout's Farmers Market?

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To be fair though, I don't think a Senior Living Community will be generating many cars compared to some of the massive developments that were out there. It would be one thing if there was connectivity to Capital Blvd or another major street but the fact that Falls of Neuse Road is the only major street in that area is definitely poor planning.
When a senior living community is adding 300 residences geared toward a demographic of 55 and older with motor vehicles, it is a dense development.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is this the specialty organic grocer Sprout's Farmers Market?
Not sure if I'm allowed to say but Sprout's is coming in at Falls & Litchford. Also, that's not a sewage plant, it's a water treatment center.....
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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It is a boondoggle to know why a grocery-anchored retail center at the southeast corner of Falls of Neuse Road and Dunn Road would be a greater threat to the Neuse River than the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant, 10301 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-9774, and there is support to increase residential density with a senior living community. I do not get the logic of increasing traffic through increased residential density and enjoying the aroma of sewage and and its dispersal into the Neuse River over a Publix.

David Cox cast the lone dissenting vote against rezoning.
That plant is not a sewage treatment plant. It's the source of Raleigh and several smaller town's drinking water coming from Falls Lake.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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Not sure if I'm allowed to say but Sprout's is coming in at Falls & Litchford.
Falls of Neuse Road and Raven Ridge is another proposed grocery-anchored retail center?
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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Falls of Neuse Road and Raven Ridge is another proposed grocery-anchored retail center?
as far as I know
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