Holly Springs leaders reject new development after residents pack meeting
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) — There was a packed house in Holly Springs during a town council meeting Tuesday night about a planned new housing development.
Dozens of people spoke out and voiced concerns about the possibility of the large new development.
Town leaders voted against the measure late Tuesday night.
The area that was slated for development is around Avent Ferry Road, which is a road people in the area say is already a traffic nightmare.
Those residents were worried any new development would cause headaches and could be dangerous.
Melissa Mzgahay lives in a quiet neighborhood in Holly Springs.
She says she moved there for the small town feel, but she said that is starting to change.
“We’re all very concerned in our neighborhood … we feel there is a need for infrastructure that hasn’t been developed yet,” Mzgahay said.
Mzgahay lives right off of Avent Ferry Road – a road that is already so busy it