Lloyd property

Are We Designing for 2017 or 2070?

In a cross-post from today's Chapel Hill News, Travis and IĀ ask: Are we designing for 2017 or 2070? Read the text below and tell us what you think.

The reality we live in presents numerous challenges and long-term threats. Scientists have been documenting these trends for decades. We know, for example, that climate change is a pressing problem that requires action today (yesterday, really) to mitigate existing damage and prevent further environmental degradation. We also know that rates of obesity in the United States, and in other nations, has risen rapidly, leading to a decline in life expectancy for the first time in modern history.

These two examples highlight the importance of modifying patterns and behaviors today to shape a better future. Local action can be important in setting a positive path forward, especially when state and federal action is insufficient. How can local action help address these major issues? For one thing, we can change how we develop our community.

Lloyd Property Public Meeting

Developers proposing a 40-acre commercial development on the Lloyd property in Carrboro (at the corner of Highway 54 West and Old Fayetteville Road) will host a public meeting to receive input on their latest proposal.

Date: 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Carrboro Town Hall

Lloyd Property Comes to Carrboro Advisory Boards

Carrboro's joint advisory board on September 1 reviewed a concept plan for a large commercial development on 40 acres at the intersection of NC Highway 54 and Old Fayetteville Road. Residents of southern Orange County know the property as the Lloyd farm. Cows still roam what is one of the last large parcels of relatively undeveloped land in the town. What people may not know is that the southeastern portion of the property, across from Carrboro Plaza, is also the last remaining property in Carrboro zoned for large-scale commercial development.

 

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