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Plans for controversial Cary office park proceed

Posted July 25, 2008

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— Despite protests from neighbors, a proposed office park at the intersection of Piney Plains and Stephens roads moved forward Thursday night.

The Town Council voted to send plans for Wimberly Associates' 450,000-square-foot office park on the 16-acre site near Cary Crossroads to the Planning and Zoning Board.

Residents in the nearby Wellington Park subdivision said they fear increased stormwater runoff, which could flood their property, and traffic congestion from the project.

Two years ago, Wimberly Associates proposed a 350-unit condominium development for the site. The Cary Town Council rejected the plans after neighbors protested.

The developer filed suit against Cary over that failed project.

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  • viking416 Jul 25, 2008

    "Nobody's greedy. The developers obviously saw a need for it"

    And this years Darwin award goes to.....the author of the above statement. Brilliant!!!

  • viking416 Jul 25, 2008

    Ha, Glad to see the Town Council that was recently elected on the "controlled growth platform" is sticking to their guns. When are they gonna pave Bond park? All those trees and nature are in the way.

  • Trivr Jul 25, 2008

    Nobody's greedy. The developers obviously saw a need for it, and any businesses located in Cary help offset some of the city tax burden from the homeowners.

  • lizard Jul 25, 2008

    dougdeep - wrong, the tryon road expansion is for the future.

  • Leonardo Jul 25, 2008

    Rev - "What a surprise! Greedy money grubbers. There are offices sitting empty all over Cary. Wanna see some. Go to MacGregor and Regency, among others. There's entire buildings sitting totally empty."

    I don't get your point. If there REALLY are offices empty all over Cary, then they would be LOSING money by building this office complex. So how does empty office buildings prove that they're money grubbers?

  • dougdeep Jul 25, 2008

    Gotta agree with RedHead on that one. So long as Cary enforces the stormwater issues. If after construction the neighbors experience flooding, Cary and the developer better resolve the issue.

    What the town of Cary should be more concern with is how they'll handle the increased traffic requirements. They're just now finishing the Tryon Rd upgrades to handle EXISTING traffic volumes.

  • bs101fly Jul 25, 2008

    there is no big fuss by anyone who has a clue. BIG developers ALWAYS win. The payola in the back room is all it takes. Realtors and developers will always win and the common man, we're just simply screwed!
    Right Tim Minton!

  • RedheadGirl Jul 25, 2008

    I don't see what the big fuss is all about. You don't get to pick what happens on the land next to you that you do not own. If a developer follows the rules and has the required stormwater treatment planned into their proposal, people next door have no right to stop it. If you want to gaurantee what sits on the land next to you, buy it. Otherwise let people do what they want with their property. The previous owner/developer of your neighorhood land was allowed to, why shouldn't the next person get their turn?

  • another opinion Jul 25, 2008

    Can't have chickens that produce a food source but can cut down trees and pave the land for a few extra dollars.

  • Adelinthe Jul 25, 2008

    What a surprise! Greedy money grubbers.

    There are offices sitting empty all over Cary. Wanna see some. Go to MacGregor and Regency, among others. There's entire buildings sitting totally empty.

    Shameful.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB