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Cary planning board denies recommendation of Habitat homes project

Posted April 18, 2017 6:59 a.m. EDT

— A plan to build more Habitat for Humanity homes in Cary was hobbled Monday night when the town's planning board voted not to recommend the land for rezoning.

Habitat for Humanity originally wanted to build 23 homes on Trimble Avenue near West Chatham Street. The land there is surrounded by single-family homes.

The plan was scaled back to nine detached homes after neighbors said the new houses would lead to increased traffic, more flooding and declining property values.

Cary's board members said they support the organization but decided the project was not a good fit for the neighborhood.

The full town council will vote to accept or reject that recommendation.