Cary, NC – The Town of Cary reached an agreement to purchase the Nancy Jones House, the oldest standing house in town, with plans to relocate it by next year. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was much busier than last week and included a quarterly meeting on the budget.
Monday – Elected Official Reception
Monday afternoon I met with the town manager and the chief strategy officer for my one-on-one weekly meeting. We talked mostly about the upcoming bond referendum this fall and the quarterly meeting later in the week. We also talked briefly about the mall site. Read more
Cary, NC – Along Walnut Street, Cary has a busy interchange that connects to three highways, and in an attempt to address congestion, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing three different ramp reconstructions, as well as possible new lanes. Read more
Cary, NC – Back in 2017, there were big plans to redevelop Cary Towne Center with IKEA as the new anchor draw with its first Triangle store. Then IKEA changed its mind about new store formats and pulled out of their decision, leaving plans for the mall in limbo. Now there’s a new preliminary development plan for the mall, with multi-use buildings and several with a proposed maximum height of 12 stories. Read more
Cary, NC – Downtown Cary is quickly redeveloping and at a recent Cary Chamber of Commerce meeting, three developers talked about new plans, some of which are already under construction and some starting in the next 12 months. Read more
Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting had the first Public Hearing on this year’s Community Development Block Grant, as well as a rezoning adjacent to the Downtown Cary Park and the conveyance of Cary fire trucks to rural communities. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was my last week before a family vacation.
Monday – Wake County Mayors
Monday I met with the Wake County Mayors in Garner. All mayors were in attendance except the Mayors of Apex, Knightdale, Raleigh, and Wendell. The meeting included a presentation about the upcoming census from a non-profit NC Counts Coalition and from a Wake County Planner. Residents will be invited to respond to the census starting mid-March 2020 either by internet, telephone, or paper. Read more
Cary, NC – March is the mid-point of a 3 month NCGA marathon to get policy ideas fleshed out, bills drafted and sponsors lined up—all before a self-imposed legislative clock runs out. Read more