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Panel upholds Cary’s rejection of variance for development (access required)

The nixing of a Charlotte-based developer's plan to develop a 108-acre tract in Cary's Alston Activity Center has been upheld by the Court of Appeals after the panel affirmed the denial of a variance request. The developer, Cary Creek Limited Partnership, asked the town of Cary in 2006 for a variance from an ordinance establishing 50- and 100-foot buffer zones around perennial and intermittent streams. The developer wanted to fill in two intermittent streams that are "drainage areas that flow only during wet seasons," according to the opinion. The town denied the developer's request for a variance. A Wake County superior court judge upheld the town's ruling, and the developer appealed.

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