Raleigh Public Record: Developer sues city over building plans
Posted June 13, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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