Thank-you all for showing up, writing letters and spreading the word. This is what an engaged community looks like.
Folks need to stay engaged. CVS is planning to come back with a new plan and no one really knows what that will look like.
So what happened Tuesday night?
You can watch the tape here:
Pay particular attention to 14:30-31:10 and 38:30
Also see here:
We'll try to write this short blog to sorta explain things how we see it and update as we get more info.
The Mayor made it a point to explain at the public hearing the difference between the rezoning request and the conditional use permit. Here is what we got out of it (don't know if we got it right):
If CVS is serious about not changing ANY of the zoning, then none of their development could be on Center St. This includes the parking lot on the corner of Weaver & Center St. We're not sure if that is what CVS has in mind. It appears the Developers could only use 3 properties along N. Greensboro St instead of 6 around the whole block. We aren't sure what this plan will be, but they said they would bring it to the town in April.
The shaded area on the map below appears to be 3 lots that CVS could use to build a 24-hour store and parking under current zoning designations. Again, this is just our interpretation.. town planning staff would be the official source for this information.
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Check out Patrick's thoughtful blog post on this development and important corner in Carrboro