The City Council just approved the Cameron Village Mixed Use Project that was opposed by many residents living in neighborhoods around the project. Now those residents have formed a website to collect information and catalog the milestones relevant to the project. Residents are angry for many reasons, concerned over the infrastructure impact of such a large project as well as the possiblity of monstrosities like a 12 story parking garage.
The Raleigh City Planners voted unanimously to send the rezoning request forward to the city council for a vote today in a public meeting attended by neighborhood representatives from University Park, Cameron Park, Cameron Village and the Wade CAC. Emily Biggs attended as a resident of Oberlin Village along with other residents as well. Comments made by Donna Bailey, President of University Park, Emily Biggs and Bill Padgett are below.
In summary, regardless of the multiple requests by the neighborhoods to address issues concerning density that gut the Wade/Oberlin Small Area Plan and traffic congestion that will negatively impact the neighborhoods surrounding Cameron Village, the city planners have chosen Cameron Village as a site for more density without fully knowing how the current infrastructure of the neighborhood will support the dramatic increase in density.