A proposed mixed-use development off Morrisville Carpenter Road that initially drew fire from some Carpenter Village residents can move forward after an approval from the Cary Town Council.
On Aug. 25, the council unanimously approved rezoning about 10 acres at the southeast corner of Gathering Park Circle and Morrisville Carpenter Road to allow for shops, offices, condos and townhomes in the Carpenter Village core. After residents complained the project wouldn’t complement their neighborhood, the developer made some changes to the plan to ease concerns.
“One thing that was important for me was, when this was originally proposed, there was a lot of angst and outcry initially,” councilman Don Frantz said. “As time went on and as the applicant made changes ... we started to hear from people that actually supported it.”
“The more people that got the confidence to come out and say they supported it, that said a lot to me,” he said.
This approval would allow up to 23 townhomes and up to 32 attached residential dwelling units, as well as commercial and office space. The attached residential dwelling or office space would be located on the upper levels of buildings, which would contain retail on the lower level.