The Raleigh Planning Commission and the Raleigh City Council have again supported zoning changes that reflect a loyalty to developers and total disregard for the quality of life in Raleigh neighborhoods.
I’m a 31-year resident of Raleigh, and my neighbors in the Woodstone subdivision and I are appalled at the lack of respect for the land, the preservation of our properties and the blatant support of companies solely bent on making money off of every piece of land possible left to develop.
Despite numerous reasons why another shopping center is not needed at the corner of Falls of the Neuse and Litchford roads (there are four grocery stores within less than two miles, a restaurant and retail already 1,000 feet away at Falls Pointe), our Woodstone subdivision will now have tens of acres of trees taken down behind residents’ homes so that increased traffic, noise and smells resonate within our neighborhood.
The “City of Oaks” is now the “City of Developers.”
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