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August 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm 13 comments


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  • 1. SANDY SMALL  |  August 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Iv’e had a business her for 31 yrs on fairview at the tracks Hamco Raleigh- webuilt 2 bldgs and this is my retirement that will be taken away -they will take one of the nice bldgs i have and demolish and the tracks will be even closer to roanoke park i they will not pay me what my property is worth for the investment i have made -it’s called intimate domain- if they take my property what makes you think they may want more property which could be yours- i can’t afford to buy anywhwere else in raleigh and i’m too old to start all over again and this was for me and my children – thats why 30 yrs ago we made this investment in 5-points and now they want to take it away- i’d hate to see a high speed train derail near your houses and roanke park where the kids play- i missed meetings because i was out of town- my family is very sad that the dream we shared will be taken away-why is the gov’t spending our money on trains -there in the car business and the bank biz now trains ?

    • 2. Suzanne Jones  |  August 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Sandy,

      Our meeting last nite at the Lutheran Church was very productive. Looks like they may be exploring some other options as they certainly get the message from Five Points that NC3 is a NO. We still have work to do, especially this tuesday at the City Council Special Hearing. Hope you can join us and you should certainly speak! Stories like yours with a face in front of them is what we need! Details are on this website. Hang in there and don’t give up yet! Please join us and hope to meet you in person!

      Suzanne Jones
      Hanover Street

  • 3. Suzanne Jones  |  August 25, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Hello Rich,

    We would love your help and welcome new ideas! Please send us your email and we will add you to the distribution. As you know, we need to get as many folks aas possible to the Five Points CAC meeting on Thursday, and then prepare for the Hearing on Tuesday.

    Apologies for the flyers…obviously Mother nature did not help any, and we also have had an angry opposer who has been tearing them down and in throwing them in yards, street etc. There is a small handfull of us with kids and full-time jobs, so we have tried to make every effort to remove in a timely manner. Again sorry for the mess, the weather certainly did not help.

    Please send your contact info to the email address on the webiste and we will add you! We welcome you help in a more efficient way to get the word out. Suzanne

  • 4. Rich  |  August 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Everyone – I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 16 years, owned a business here, two houses. I am very concerned about this issue and I want to help get the word out and stop this from having a negative impact on our neighborhood. Can we please stop littering the neighborhood with flyers and maybe switch to signs and web-based guerilla marketing tactics? Neighbors who are against NC3 can put a sign in their yards to demonstrate their views and solidarity. Honestly, there is no need to put 4 of the same flyer on every single telephone pole in the neighborhood. I’d like to ask the person with the staple gun to please pick up all the signs that are now blowing through the streets after yesterdays heavy rains and find a new way to get the word out. I cleaned up my street this afternoon.

  • 5. Fiver  |  August 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Does anyone know how likely of a chance NC3 really has? I think a lot of the complacency people were complaining about seeing is coming from the idea that this option would never actually have a chance on getting passed in the first place. Someone told me that since “3” was in the name that meant it was the last possible option they would consider (the bottom of the list of options.) Recently however, I have been hearing totally different. Many people are saying now that NC1 would never get voted in b/c of the effect it would have on the Glenwood South area, thus leaving NC3 as the only “real” option. I’m of course very much against NC3 and want to do anything possible to ensure I don’t end up living with this thing in my backyard.

  • 6. Sarah  |  August 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Hi. I have several concerns that complement some that were raised last night.
    1) House prices. They will drop. Though it was suggested our taxes will drop too, I’m not sure if they will – especially since (I think?) our tax area includes those monster houses on the west side of Glenwood. So – we’ll still be in a high tax bracket, but our houses on the east side of Glenwood/Whitaker Mill will go down.
    2) How on earth are the 2200 cars that now take Fairview going to get out of Five Points East? Harvey? Seriously? Have you ever tried to turn onto Glenwood Ave. from Harvey at 9am when the school is getting kids dropped off? That is a nightmare. And if Fairview is closed then all of those extra cars will need to get out, and Harvey will be it. Super nightmare. To this point – I think while there isn’t a school directly affected by this proposal (as indicated on that comparison handout) – but traffic to and from Underwood is going to be affected.
    3) I appreciate the concern for the Glenwood south area businesses and condo owners. But – most of those buildlings/businesses are new. Our houses and neighborhood has been there for 50-100 years.

    Ultimately, I don’t think either route is going to be good. As was mentioned last night, both plans SEPARATE the city. Raleigh traffic is already crazy for a relatively small town. I have no idea why people want to make it worse.

    And, why rush it? Let’s seriously explore OTHER options before ruining one of the nicest communities in the city.

    I really hope some of the city commisioners live in Five Points. I think that is our only hope.


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