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Carrboro warms to CVS proposal for N. Greensboro St.

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From correspondent Tammy Grubb

The Board of Aldermen appeared to favor early plans for a mixed-use retail development on North Greensboro Street, although they did have concerns about the potential effect on traffic and neighbors.

Chris Bostic, an engineer with Kimley-Horne and Associates of Raleigh, told the board that developer Hart-Redd has made an effort to fit the proposed design into the town’s Vision 2020 plan. The developer will meet with neighbors before drawing up a detailed proposal, possibly as early as January, he said.

Town attorney Mike Brough said the developer has not filed a formal rezoning request or land-use permit application yet. Town officials and CVS representatives met in August to discuss potential issues surrounding the site.

Bostic presented preliminary plans Tuesday night that showed a roughly 24,000-square-foot, two-story building with retail on the ground floor and offices above. The building’s exterior would be brick, similar to neighboring Carr Mill Mall, he said.

Parking would be available in the existing parking lot on Weaver Street and in a larger one planned along the length of Short Street.

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I hope they build it

Carrboro needs the commercial tax base.  Good luck CVS, getting past all the protesters.  I am sure they will crawl out of the woodwork to "save downtown"  LOL.

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