Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Town Council Adopts Revised Land & Transportation Plan

Following over a year of substantial effort by citizens, Town officials and staff, outside consultants, and land developers, the Town Council approved its Land Use and Transportation Plan for 2009-2035. Thanks to considerable concern and input from residents, a number of key changes were made in the Plan that was initially presented to the Council:

• Priority to NC 54 improvements.
• Significant decrease in total additional area designated as Regional Activity Center surrounding the planned Park West Village. Also, restrictions on potential additional apartment buildings and “big box” retail outlets.
• Additional low-density residential development designated for areas along both Church St and Aviation Pkwy.
• Removal of the proposed Crabtree Crossing Pkwy Extension. It will be replaced by a greenway.
• Addition of bus stops near residential neighborhoods.
• Addition of green space protection in the McCrimmon Small Areas Plan. A large recreation area to be considered.
• Coordination with Wake County Public School for future school location (removal of Holly Creek Rd area from consideration).

Our appreciation go to all citizens who spoke at public hearings, sent email messages and attended Town Council meetings regarding the LUTP. Your voice was heard! Thank you.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Land & Transportation Plan NOT What Citizens Wanted

At its meeting on November 13, the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) recommended that the Town Council adopt the updated Land Use & Transportation Plan (LUTP) proposed for Morrisville. The LUTP will impact how you live, work, shop, and travel for the next 25 years. However, there is citizen concern that the Plan doesn’t reflect what residents want for Morrisville. P&Z proposed that major expansion of Regional Activity Centers around the planned Park West retail and commercial complex (NC 54 & Cary Parkway) remain in the Plan.
Citizens still have an opportunity to voice opinions on the LUTP.

For more information, please click on LUTP.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Council Kit Creek Road Approval; P&Z Land & Transportation Plan Discussion Continued in November

Updated 10/28/08

At its meeting on October 9, the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) voted to recommend that the Town staff continue its deliberations with North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to seek an acceptable Davis Drive Connection for the Kit Creek Community. Preferred was an alternative that will have minimal effect on existing homes as well as require considerable traffic calming measures and vehicle restrictions on Kit Creek Road. Included in the recommendation was support for pedestrian sidewalks and bike use.

The Town Council endorsed this recommendation on the Kit Creek Reconnection at its business meeting on Tuesday, October 28.

For more information click on Reconnection.

During the October 9th meeting, P&Z also continued its consideration of the proposed Land Use & Transportation Plans (LUTP) for Morrisville. However, a recommendation to the Town Council was not made. The P&Z Board will continue discussion of the LUTP at its November 13th meeting.

At this point, the consensus of P&Z was to endorse the high priority placed on the improvement and widening of Route 54. The Board also favored including the Crabtree Crossing Parkway connection in the LUTP for future consideration. In addition, support was expressed for the proposed designation of additional Regional Activity Centers (RAC) around the planned Park West Village. Consideration was also given to changing a number of the Plan’s land use designations to low-density residential.

For additional details click on LUTP.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kit Creek Road Reconnection

The Town of Morrisville has announced that it has new information regarding the reconnection of Kit Creek Road as a part of the N.C. Turnpike Authority's Triangle Parkway project. The Town is providing additional opportunities for public input. At the request of the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) and the Town Council (TC), consultants studied and analyzed multiple options for the reconnection. Two Open Houses will be hosted to share the findings and answer questions. All meetings will be at Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive.

First Open House
Thursday, October 9th from 5-6pm, prior to PZB meeting
Study results will be posted and Town staff and consultants will be on hand to answer any questions.

Second Open House
Tuesday, October 14th from 5:30-6:30pm, prior to TC meeting

Public Hearing & Town Council Briefing
Tuesday, October 14th at regular TC meeting; begins @ 6:30pm

Town Council Possible Decision
Tuesday, October 28th; meeting begins @ 6:30pm

For more information contact Ashley Jones of the Morrisville Planning Department at 919.463.6927 or

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Citizens Input Sought on Town’s Budget Calendar

The Morrisville Town Council invites public opinion on a new Budget Calendar and Action Plan. The proposed Plan features a calendar of events designed to encourage community involvement in the development of the Town’s Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2010. Citizens are encouraged to voice their opinions at the special Public Input Session during the Council's meeting that starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 23 at Town Hall.

To review the proposed Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Calendar & Action Plan, please click on Budget.

You may also email the Town Council at: