Triangle Briefs

Staff: Don't vote yet on development ban

From Staff ReportsJune 24, 2008 

— The town staff is recommending that the Town Council not act Wednesday night on a request for a development moratorium on N.C. 54 East.

The town planning board had voted 6-0 for a moratorium.

The staff based its decision on two factors: First, the council is planning to discuss the future of the corridor in September. Second, the council could call a public hearing on a moratorium as late as Nov. 10 without risking any additional large-scale development there.

In a memo, staffers say they think a moratorium is not an urgent need. The big projects already under way -- Castalia at Meadowmont, Woodmont and others -- would not be affected by a temporary development ban.

The biggest project on the horizon -- the redevelopment of the Glen Lennox neighborhood -- won't come back to the council until Nov. 17. That gives the town time to have its September discussion about the future of N.C. 54 East and still consider a moratorium if one is needed.

Read more about this issue, with a link to the staff memo, on the OrangeChat blog at its new URL: blogs.newsobserver.com/ orangechat/home.

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