|When:||Back to Calendar May 23, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Where:||Carrboro Town Hall
301 W Main St
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The Alabama Avenue neighborhood of Carrboro is seeking solidarity with their efforts to stop development of a nearly an acre of trees into a Family Dollar store. On Wednesday, May 16, the Board of Adjustments agreed to hear Ellie Kinnaird, who spoke to environmental and economic justice issues, but otherwise the entire night was a short rundown by the town staff and a long 3 Hour meandering repetitive presentation from the the Family Dollar developers. The Board of Adjustment is meeting next Wednesday again – at 7:30pm – to hear community comments. Let’s pack the room again and stand in solidarity with the Alabama
Stronach Properties, a development company in Raleigh is trying to turn the lot into an 8,000 square foot Family Dollar Store. This includes paving the entire lot and doing away with the ephemeral stream that runs through it. This is pretty much the same situation as the CVS downtown, except it’s cutting down a 100 trees and the neighborhood is small and has difficulty getting press coverage and support. As well there is no rezoning so this will not go through the Aldermen. The Board of Adjustment will decide about the stream and also whether or not Family Dollar Store meets the B3 zoning requirement.
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