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Cary Hosts Public Meetings on Future of Three Historic Sites

Post Date:05/09/2018 12:18 PM
  • The Town of Cary invites citizens to attend one of two public meetings from 6-7 p.m. on May 17 and May 31 to learn more about and share their ideas for the future use of three historic properties in Cary.
  • The Town owns several historic properties, including three that are being considered for public and/or private use. These properties are A.M. Howard Farm (Good Hope Farm), the C.F. Ferrell Store and Warehouses and the Barnabas Jones Farmstead.
  • Prior to the May 17 public meeting, A.M. Howard Farm and the C.F. Ferrell Store and Warehouses will be open for viewing from 4-6 p.m. The Barnabas Jones Farmstead will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. May 31 before the second public meeting

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Cary, NC – The Town of Cary invites citizens to attend one of two public meetings – one on May 17 from 6-7 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church, 6630 Good Hope Church Road, and one May 31 from 6-7 p.m. at Jack Smith Park, 9725 Penny Road, to learn more about and share their ideas for the future use of three historic properties in Cary.

Cary owns several historic properties, including the A.M. Howard Farm, currently operated as Good Hope Farm, at 1580 Morrisville Carpenter Road; the C.F. Ferrell Store and Warehouses at 1928 Morrisville Carpenter Road; and Barnabas Jones Farmstead at 9701 Penny Road. The Town is currently conducting a Historic Structure Assessment to evaluate these three properties, which are being considered for public and/or private use, in order to propose appropriate uses for each site that utilizes them in a manner that meets the needs of the community and is sensitive to the historic resources they represent.

Prior to the May 17 public meeting, A.M. Howard Farm and the C.F. Ferrell Store and Warehouses will be open for viewing from 4-6 p.m. The Barnabas Jones Farmstead will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. May 31 before the second public meeting. During the meetings, attendees will form small groups to discuss potential uses for the sites. This feedback will be used to help draft a master plan, which is expected to be presented to the Town Council this fall. About $100,000 is currently budgeted for the master plan, and $1 million is funded for the projects identified in the plan.

Public comments or questions about the project should be referred to Kris Carmichael at 919-460-4971 or by e-mail to kris.carmichael@townofcary.org. For more information, search "Historic Structures" at www.townofcary.org.

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Primary Contacts

Kris Carmichael, Operations & Program Supervisor - Historical Resources, (919) 460-4971

Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Historic Structures Assessment

Historic Preservation

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