In December 2012, the Town of Cary was awarded a competitive technical assistance grant through the Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods Technical Assistance Grant Program. This program, part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, allowed Town staff to work with technical experts from Raimi and Associates, the US Green Building Council, and Global Green USA to identify opportunities to create a vibrant, sustainable community in downtown Cary. 

The team used the LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) standard as an evaluation tool. View the final report.