Holly Springs Growth!

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 impacts.

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
  •    Holly Springs Population
  •    Demographics
  per 2000 US census

Median Family Income $74,010
Median Age 30.7
Owner Occupied Housing 91%

  •    Tax Rate and Base
  Real Estate Taxes

Town $ 0.53 / $100 Valuation
County $ 0.604 / $ 100 Valuation
Last Year of Revaluation 2000

Sales Taxes

Holly Springs None
Wake County 2.5%
North Carolina 4.5%

  •    Transportation
  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

Interstate 1-40
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 US Airways

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)

Road 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 of Town.

Holly Springs Road Intersections with Main Street and Sunset Lake Road

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 year.

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 Site

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.


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