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Family Dollar presents plan to Carrboro leaders

Posted May 16, 2012 10:56 p.m. EDT
Updated May 17, 2012 12:04 p.m. EDT

— Family Dollar presented its plans for a Carrboro store to the town's Board of Adjustment Wednesday as dozens of neighbors packed the meeting to protest.

Many neighbors say the dollar store will bring unwanted noise and traffic to the area around Alabama Avenue, where Family Dollar plans to build a 8,100-square-foot store in what is now a wooded area.

They didn't get a chance to address the board Wednesday due to the length of the presentation by company representatives and town staff, but the board plans to meet again next Wednesday to give those who oppose the store a chance to make their case.

The board is expected to make a decision about the store at that meeting.

Developer Will Stronach, of Stronach Properties, said earlier this month that Family Dollar has made several changes to the original plans to make the store more neighborhood friendly, including adding trees to the landscaping and brick and siding to create a softer look.