Wake County Parks

Wake Commissioner Chair of New National Committee on Parks, Green Space

Wake County, NC – With thousands of acres of parks and hundreds of miles of greenways, Wake County is one of the leading parks communities in the country. Now, Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson will be the chair of a new national committee, looking at preserving and creating parks, trails and open space around the United States. Read more

Downtown Cary

Don’s Blog: Downtown LDO Amendment Work Session

Cary, NC – Approved in 2001, the Town Center Area Plan (TCAP) was Cary’s vision and planning document for downtown redevelopment. Also approved at that time was the current zoning downtown. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Downtown Development, Ordinance Changes and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week for me with meetings and events.

Monday – Downtown Development

Monday I contacted council members to hear of questions or concerns about Thursday’s upcoming meeting. Since there were no scheduled public hearings or discussion items on the agenda there were very few questions. However one council member did have a question about a street renaming.

Monday afternoon I met with the owner of TAC (Triangle Aquatic Center) and the deputy town manager. The owner gave us an update of the expansion project and wanted to meet again to talk about partnering with the town on future expansions. Read more

Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Town Recognitions and Updates

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting was very unusual, with no Public Hearings or Discussion Items on the agenda. But there were updates and announcements, including an award for a Cary greenway project. Read more

Business Bits

Business Bits: Parkside Town Commons, Harris Teeter and More

Cary, NC – March has more business news, including new businesses opening in Parkside Town Commons, an opening date for the Maynard Crossing Harris Teeter, several new restaurants and more. Read more

Cary

Gale’s Blog: All About the (Proposed) Budget

Cary, NC – The biennial budget dance began March 6 when Gov. Roy Cooper rolled out his proposal: $25.2 B for fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 and $25.96 for FY 2020-21, described as containing “visionary investments in education, health care and infrastructure with no tax increases”. Read more

Downtown Cary

Mayton Inn Now Up for Sale

Cary, NC – After its parent company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in late 2018, the Mayton Inn is now up sale, with the proceeds to be used to pay off the loans from the Town of Cary. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Cary Water, Transportation Future and More

Cary, NC – This week was a busy week with lots of meetings.

Monday – Cary Water Treatment

Monday’s first meeting was with the town manager for my weekly one-on-one. Topics included downtown development, future meetings, and legal issues.

Next I chaired a meeting of CAWTF (Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility) advisory committee to consider the fiscal year 2020 capital and operating budgets. This committee has two voting members, the mayor or manager from Apex and Cary. Cary staff made a presentation and requested an operating budget of $9,955,933 for the Jordan Lake raw water intake/pump station and associated facilities. Cary’s portion of that would be $7,666,068. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Downtown Park, Local Mayors and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week but typical for this time of year.

Monday – Town Advisory Board

Monday I contacted all council members but one to hear their concerns and questions on the upcoming agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Since the agenda was short there were very few questions.

Monday afternoon I met with key staff members to go over the agenda. Our meeting was short and we believed the council meeting would be short as well. Read more

Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Downtown Park Master Plan and More

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw a vote to approve the master plan for the final phase of Cary’s downtown park, a project more than a decade in the making, as well as Public Hearings on annexations and rezonings around town. Read more