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Raleigh Public Record: Developer sues city over building plans

Posted June 13, 2013

— A company that wants to develop 14 acres near Crabtree Valley mall sued the city after Raleigh City Council members approved a separate project that, the company says, will prevent it from building on the site.

In April, after a lengthy evidentiary hearing, City Councilors approved a site plan for Crabtree Commons, a residential community made up of about 335 condominiums and apartments located at 4434 Creedmoor Road behind Crabtree Valley Mall.

Pinnacle Properties owns about 14 acres across the street from the future Crabtree Commons at 5060 Edwards Mill Road as well as the Pinnacle Apartments at 5020 Edwards Mill Road.

The evidentiary hearing came after the site plan was approved by the Planning Commission. Pinnacle Properties appealed the Planning Commission’s decision, sending it to the full Council for a decision.

The main source of contention between the two property owners is the Crabtree Connector Road, which connects the mall to Edwards Mill Road. The builders of Crabtree Commons want to relocate the connector road, which the owners of Pinnacle Properties say will make development of their site impossible.

Read the full story at raleighpublicrecord.org.
 

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  • katgotyertongue Jun 14, 2:15 p.m.

    oh the poor,poor, Pinnacle Properties! How awful for them! Oh well maybe traffic won't get any worse if their plans are put off. Good Grief I love Crabtree Mall but getting there is a nightmare any more!

  • drjones74 Jun 14, 10:02 a.m.

    Agreed that Crabtree should never have been allowed to be built there and that I have no idea why anyone would want to live in that area now. It was a nice retreat in the 50's and 60's before the mall went in, way out in the countryside with rocky terrain and lots of thick woods....my how things change...

  • whatelseisnew Jun 13, 2:49 p.m.

    "Greed. The only plot of land that needs development is that old plaza that got torn down on land that has been since left to rot into archeological history. Please don't kill any more trees in that area."

    Really, so I take it you do not do anything that would put money in your pocket. If you did, that would be greed.

  • whatelseisnew Jun 13, 2:48 p.m.

    Apparently the required bribes were not fully paid yet. Instead of more development everything in that bottom of that fishbowl where the mall is located should be torn down and a planting of water loving plants go in. That of course would change the minds of these developers. I wonder how much toxic waste is flowing into that creek from that area.

  • Cock a doodle doo Jun 13, 2:04 p.m.

    If Crabtree Creek floods easily now, just wait til that entire hillside is developed with concrete and asphalt.

    I'd hate to be a store on the ground level of Crabtree Mall.

  • downtowner Jun 13, 1:50 p.m.

    I cannot fathom why anyone would even want to live in that area near crabtree valley mall.

  • OpenM1nd Jun 13, 1:16 p.m.

    Greed. The only plot of land that needs development is that old plaza that got torn down on land that has been since left to rot into archeological history. Please don't kill any more trees in that area.

  • novacrazy2000 Jun 13, 1:12 p.m.

    I love when rich people fight over money.

  • commonsense4 Jun 13, 1:10 p.m.

    Happy Flooding!

  • Six String Jun 13, 12:36 p.m.

    I think it is a question of good access to their site.. ?

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