Public Meeting to Discuss Environmental Impacts of
Future Town Growth
Secondary and Cumulative Impacts Master Mitigation Plan
The Town of Holly Springs has developed a Secondary and Cumulative
Impacts Master Mitigation Plan. The objective of the plan is to provide
a holistic review of the environmental impacts associated with planned
land use changes and infrastructure projects required to accommodate
future population growth. The plan identifies the growth-related environmental
impacts associated with the Town's plans for expanding water, sewer
and transportation facilities, and the programs in place that mitigate
the identified impacts.
Separate environmental documents that follow North Carolina Environmental
Policy Act (NCEPA) requirements will be prepared to address the direct
impacts of individual infrastructure projects implemented by the Town.
These environmental documents will reference the plan for secondary
The Town has partnered with the North Carolina Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (NC DENR) on development of this plan. This planning
process will aid the Town, state and federal review agencies in the
environmental review process by allowing a comprehensive review of
growth impacts, improving efficiency of document production for local
governments, and improving efficiency of agency review of NCEPA documents.
The Town has entered into a memorandum of agreement with NCDENR about
the use of the documents. The memorandum describes the background of
the mitigation plan process, reporting requirements, period of applicability
for the plan (10 years), and the circumstances under which the plan
would be updated sooner.
Copies of our mitigation plan and memorandum may be viewed at the
Eva Perry Library in Apex, at 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive or in the
Town Clerk's office in Holly Springs Town Hall at 128 South Main Street.
A public meeting to provide information on the mitigation plan and
obtain feedback will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. in the
Archdale Building in Raleigh. NC DENR has been working with other communities
in western Wake County on this new process and plans to promote this
process to other communities once these initial mitigation plans have
been completed. Thus, the Holly Springs mitigation plan will be discussed
in the same meeting as the Apex, Cary and Morrisville mitigation plans.
The meeting will begin with an overview of the mitigation plan process.
Then, information on each individual Town's mitigation programs will
be provided in four concurrent sessions. An opportunity for the public
to ask questions and to provide feedback on the process will be provided.
For a map of downtown Raleigh, visit http://www.enr.state.nc.us/html/downtownraleighmap.htm.
The Archdale Building is the tall white building where Salisbury Street,
Wilmington Street and Peace Street come together (Building 7 on the
map). The public can use the state parking deck (P84/66 on the map)
across Salisbury Street after 5 p.m. After parking in the deck, cross
Salisbury Street and walk up the steps to the mall; enter the building
from the mall entrance doors. The meeting will be held in the Ground
Floor Hearing Room.
Holly Springs Business Park
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Facts and Figures
||per 2000 US census
Median Family Income $74,010
Median Age 30.7
Owner Occupied Housing 91%
||Real Estate Taxes
Town $ 0.53 / $100 Valuation
County $ 0.604 / $ 100 Valuation
Last Year of Revaluation 2000
Holly Springs None
Wake County 2.5%
North Carolina 4.5%
||Located in southwest Wake Country on NC Highway 55, Holly Springs
is accessible from 1-40, US Highway 1, and US Highway 64. The new
NC 55 bypass is a four lane median divided, limited access highway
that provides direct access to the 400 acre Holly Springs Business
Park. The highway opened in December, 2002.
Highways Serving Area
US Primary US 1, US 64
State Primary NC 55
Raleigh / Durham International Airport (25 minutes/18miles)
Runway Length: 10,000 ft
Major Passenger Carriers: American, America West, Air Canada,
Air Tran, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United and
Sanford - Lee Country Regional Airport (30min./25miles)
Runway Length: 6,500 ft
Waterways: Nearest Ports and Channel Depth (miles)
Wilmington 38' (123)
Morehead City 47' (147)
Construction Progresses through Town!
By Angela Grayson 07/20/2005
Many residents will be thrilled at the end of summer when Town-funded
construction is completed on several roadways. Currently, construction
on two major intersections along Holly Springs Road is underway.
As construction on these projects nears an end, the Town continues
making and planning more road improvements in other sections
Holly Springs Road Intersections with Main Street and Sunset
Construction on the Main Street/ Holly Springs Road intersection
continues and should be complete in August. Already, the roadways
have been widened to four-lanes divided by medians at the intersection.
The intersection will include pedestrian sidewalks and a new
traffic signal. The improvements will allow the intersection
to handle increased traffic for the next decade.
Construction also is continuing on the Sunset Lake Road/ Holly
Springs Road intersection. The roadways at the intersection have
been widened to four-lanes divided by medians with pedestrian
sidewalks. A new traffic signal is part of this project, as well.
The intersection improvements will handle the projected traffic
increase from the new shopping center, located at the intersection
and scheduled to open later this year, as well as traffic increases
during the next decade. Construction on this project should be
complete in August.
“The intersection projects are almost complete,” said Holly
Springs Engineering Department Director Stephanie Sudano. “We
appreciate the public's patience with the construction.”
Along Avent Ferry Road
The Avent Ferry Road extension project, which will pave the
gravel connector road between the Leslie-Alford-Mims house and
Earp Street, is underway. Currently, the gravel road is closed
as construction progresses. Work should be completed by September.
Another Avent Ferry Road project will begin later this summer
with work continuing into the fall. This project will create
angled parking along the road between the Town Hall parking lot
and Ballentine Street and will include construction of a sidewalk.
Project plans currently are being finalized.
Holly Springs Elementary Carpool Loop
Improvements to Holly Springs Road at Holly Springs Elementary
School to extend the length of the carpool lane are underway.
Construction should be finished by the beginning of the school
Ballentine Street in the Holly Springs Business Park
Construction is underway to extend Ballentine Street 2,000 feet
deeper into the Holly Springs Business Park, which will provide
access to more industrial properties. Construction should be
completed this calendar year. The street will eventually become
a four-lane, median-divided roadway.
Ballentine Street at the Future Library and Cultural Center
Construction to realign approximately 1,000 feet of roadway
to serve the future library and cultural center in downtown Holly
Springs will begin in September this year. The portion of Ballentine
Street at the library and cultural center site will be closed
while the road, parking lots and buildings are constructed.
For additional information about any of the current or upcoming
roadway construction projects, please contact the Holly Springs
Engineering Department at (919) 557-3939.