Season of the Backhoe: Publix, Cary Parkway & (Much) More


Cary, NC — The backhoes are busy and lots of dirt is moving in Cary. Even by Cary standards. In this post, we have some pictures and info about a few of the new developments and construction projects. Read more

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First Look at Downtown Park Plans

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Cary, NC –  Have you been wondering what’s going on with the Downtown Park plans?
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Fire Station 8 Dedication in Cary

[Editor’s Note: This summer, CaryCitizen is rich in talented, smart interns. We sent Austin Cooper, a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill, to cover the opening of Fire Station #8, a “climate showcase” building designed with environmental sustainability in mind.

“How was it?” I asked Austin on the phone. Long silence. I could sense his disapproval. Read more

Photo Essay: Collins Grove Development


Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Dirt is turning at a project called Collins Grove in west-central Cary. We’ve got a few pictures as the earth movers move-in to capitalize on Cary’s hot housing market.

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Collins Grove, a town home development project of Standard Pacific, sits behind Davis Drive Elementary at the intersection of Collins Road and Waldo Rood Blvd. It occupies a small piece of land across from the railroad tracks behind the Upchurch Farms neighborhood. See Collins Grove on a map.


In the pictures, you may notice that the old farmhouse is up on jacks, presumably to be moved to another location.

Signage on the property indicates Collins Grove will be open in the Fall of 2013.






Cary’s Summit on the Future


Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Nearly 700 people filled the Embassy Suites grand ballroom at Cary’s “Summit on the Future”  Thursday night (May 2)- the largest gathering of its kind ever to take place in Cary’s history. Read more

Pictures: Bradford Takes Shape


Photo essay by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Just recently, I took the opportunity to photograph what’s going on at Bradford, a development rising on the northeast corner of Davis and High House. Read more

Development: Pictures of SearStone


Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Over the past couple of years, I’ve documented the change from Sears Farm to SearStone. Here’s the latest installment of pictures plus a few golden oldies. Read more

Coming Soon: Jobs, Restaurants and New Theatre at Park West


Morrisville, NC – More restaurants, a new movie theater and some jobs are coming to Park West Village in the coming weeks. Here’s the run-down. Read more

Lori Bush: Parkside Town Commons

Republished from the blog of Lori Bush, At-Large member of Cary Town Council.

Cary, NC – I recently wrote about the new development at Bradford, and folks seemed to like the insight and updates on new construction in Cary.  So, in keeping with that previous post, I thought I’d give an update on a project that will be one of the first in the Alston Regional Activity Center. Read more

Lori Bush: Building Bradford

From the blog of Lori Bush, Cary Town Council At-Large member.

Cary, NC – Some folks say that they can tell when the economy is starting to come back when they see the construction trucks roll in.  I’m not sure that’s the best indicator – but the trucks are starting to roll at the corner of Davis Drive and High House.

I wrote about the Searstone and Bradford developments in March (“Construction in Cary”) – and now the work has recently begun at Bradford. Read more