What is the next big thing that may impact our community?

over 1 year ago

From increasing population and changing demographics to drone deliveries, the Town will be impacted by external forces in the future. 

What outside forces or societal changes do you think may impact our community positively or negatively in the future?  Let us know if your "next big thing" is a positive or negative.

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  • jjj123 about 1 year ago
    One concern with the amount of potential development is the loss of green space and the increased potential for stormwater and erosion problems caused by the increase in impervious surfaces.
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  • Hankd27540 about 1 year ago
    If there is an upswing in solar energy, then residents who have large mature trees may want to get rid of them in order to achieve the most generation.
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  • JT about 1 year ago
    A vibrant downtown shopping and community street. The construction of the retail strip on Main Street is awesome! Let's keep the momentum going and model a vibrant, business-friendly downtown similar to Davidson, Boone, NC and even Holland, Michigan.
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    • CarolinaGirl about 1 year ago
      While i am of the opinion that we should meter the retail development with professional services (office uses) to limit potential vacancy rates due to the Amazon effect and wage potentials, I agree with your comment overall. I am unfamiliar with Holland, MI, but I do know Davidson and Boone and these are great examples. Asheville, Concord, and Matthews NC also have a vibrant historic downtowns to reference as case studies!
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  • Davidyetter over 1 year ago
    I don't mind all the houses being built but it saddens me that so many mature trees are removed. One thing I live about HS is the trees. Also, there only seem to be a few ways into the eastern side of HS which makes rush hour horrendous.
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    • CarolinaGirl about 1 year ago
      Developers should be required to replant a substantial percentage of the trees they take down, at their cost, and they should be varieties native to the area. https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/index.cfm
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  • JT about 1 year ago
    NEED bike lanes on streets! Let's make Holly Springs the most 'bike, run, walk' accessible town!
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    • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
      Agreed! We need a cycling infrastructure to support the growth and provide an alternative way for residents to get around town. Bike lanes, dedicated bike paths, bike parking at businesses.
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      • CarolinaGirl about 1 year ago
        and walking. My neighborhood doesnt even have sidewalks, and the town made it a detour for Avent Ferry during the Town Hall Commons construction. I hope it will become safe to walk to the library after the detour is gone. The library is literally a block away, but for my children it is safer to get in the car and drive. Nary a driver is going 25 mph (the posted speed limit) through that detour!
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  • rjpendley about 1 year ago
    540 expansion, and with that more housing and an importance for protecting and expanding green spaces. Please, let's have GOOD housing developments. Look into Traditional Neighborhood Designs (TNDs), with grid pattern streets that do not make cars (garages) the most important feature. Rather, new neighborhoods should encourage community with front porches, safe sidewalks, the ability to gather. If our town is going to have density, which all of the new developments seem to be cramming as many homes as they possibly can anyway, can we look to URBAN precedent rather than suburban? I lived in downtown Atlanta for 6 years. The lots are similar, maybe smaller, than the new housing developments here, but the design is SO much better. Garages are accessed through alleys, leaving the front of the house to large porches and better community with neighbors.
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  • ncnative about 1 year ago
    The main attractions of Holly Springs are safety and less congestion than Raleigh, Durham, and other closer towns. Over-development and cramming excessive numbers of houses on postage stamp size lots will quickly erode these benefits. It causes too much traffic and harms the natural beauty of the area. It increases noise levels and crime. Traffic is bad enough as it is. Road that are improved are typically over capacity again by the time construction is finished or shortly afterwards, as can be seen with the Highway 55 bypass which the town has admitted is a problem. The same can be seen with other roads in the Raleigh area and in surrounding towns. Bike lanes are not a practical alternative for people need to drive to work, families with children, or the elderly. Hardly anyone uses them in the towns where they already exist. The modern car was invented in 1886 and we're not regressing back in time to revert to bicycles for day to day transport. Housing and jobs are very spread out, and the construction of mixed-use developments focused on retail and a handful of small office jobs won't change this in any significant way.
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  • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
    Cashier-less grocery stores and completely automated fast food/fast casual restaurants. look at what Amazon has opened in other markets and restaurants in Chicago that are high tech with no humans to take orders or serve food. How do we plan for innovations such as these?
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  • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
    If drone delivery takes off - and as I understand it Holly Springs is doing some pilot testing of this - this could be a big innovation to Holly Springs.
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  • undercoffer1 over 1 year ago
    With all the new neighborhoods being developed and the traffic building exponentially, it would be beneficial to have alternative options to get around. Bike lanes and more sidewalks to help us get from point A to point B without having to drive all the time. This could be a great “walking” town!
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    • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
      I would love to be able to walk or cycle more. I live less than a half mile from Harris Teeter that we could easily cycle to and do our grocery runs. In today’s current state we are forced to drive as there’s no safe way to walk or cycle to the store.
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  • uncelnino over 1 year ago
    The additional traffic is also leading to congested side street where cars are being parked on both sides of the street often making it so only one vehicle can get through. I see the need for additional parking or regulating where cars are allowed to park.
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    • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
      Let’s consider more pedestrian infrastructure as an alternative to lessen the amount of cars on our streets
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  • bronwynbishop about 1 year ago
    Climate Change! Let's be advocates of progressive planning. Let's make sure our town codes encourage development to take advantage of renewable energy sources, use gray water, and implement other green technologies. When we plan for traffic in the future, we should consider creative solutions that lessen air pollution-- creating more walking, biking, and shared transportation opportunities should be our top priority. I would love to see Holly Springs gain a reputation as an environmentally conscious community. I think it will help attract the young professional demographic that is missing from Holly Springs, too!
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    • TarHeelBorn about 1 year ago
      Couldn’t agree more. Would be great to see Holly Springs become the model for a green community of the future
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  • TarHeelBorn over 1 year ago
    540
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  • Hankd27540 over 1 year ago
    Not a big thing, but something we can expect, the increased installation of electric car charging stations.
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  • Druscie over 1 year ago
    Traffic from development surrounding the town and nearby towns...negative
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