Post by Chatham Resident on Apr 18, 2013 17:24:13 GMT -4
My vision for Cary is for it not to involve me. I live off of Lewter Shop Road in Chatham county on several acres. Our road is a country road on which people ride horses and bicycles. We are country folk here, not suburbanites. We are rural. I don't have anything against Cary, but, if I wanted to live in Cary I would move there.
Cary seems to want to take over more of the rural area around it and turn that area into subdivisions. Leave the rural area alone!
Post by Buffy Adams on Apr 20, 2013 18:25:10 GMT -4
I agree. Areas that are rural or semi rural should be left alone. People who prefer the rural lifestyle should be allowed to continue to enjoy it. And that means not having to put up with the traffic on what are now country road.
There is a place in the Triangle for urban and suburban life. There should also be a place for rural life. And that should not be threatened by suburban sprawl.
But if Cary is to grow, and people want large lot single family houses, we will need more area. And that means expanding into Chatham County as well as to the South East (east of Holly Springs). We have two options - grow denser, with taller condos and apartment buildings or grow wider, with more land. That means converting farm land in outlying areas to subdivisions.
Post by Buffy Adams on Apr 22, 2013 17:13:34 GMT -4
Reg, You give us two options: grow up (dense) or grow out (not dense).
There is another option. Don't grow so fast. Wake is the fastest growing county in state, faster than the rest of the piedmont and the rest of the Triangle.
I am not saying that we should tell people not to move here. But what if we decided not to convert any more farm land to subdivisions and not to convert any more low and very low density area to higher density area? Would squatters start pitching their tents in our yards? I don't think so.
If developers could not build more multifloor condos and more sprawling subdivisions, and then could not try to sell these housing units, then people would not be moving here except to replace those moving out.