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Cary Residents Watch Plans for Low Income Housing

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Wake County Commissioners at Monday meeting.
CARY — Some Cary residents are angry about thepossibility of a low income housing project moving into the area.

The proposed apartments would be built in a neighborhood currentlydeveloped with very expensive homes. Current residents sounded off ina Wake County courtroom Monday.

It was about two weeks ago when people who live in the Weatherstonesubdivision were notified via mail that a low-income housing developmentwas being planned for a tract of land adjacent to their neighborhood. Someof the residents say they are very concerned about the proposal. They metMonday with Wake County commissioners, hoping the legislators mightreconsider the proposal.

At issue is a $15 million bond proposal to finance the low-incomehousing development on 30 acres bordering Maynard Road in Cary. Manyresidents of the nearby subdivision attended the meeting to protest theproject. They say the planned 240-unit apartment complex will lower theirproperty values and overcrowd schools. Cary resident Marty Baum said noone is against the idea of affordable housing in Cary.

The developers say the proposed complex will be a very nice developmentand will include nothing that should concern the current residents.

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