Cary Downtown

Downtown, the Heart of Cary, has always been where we come together for celebrations, a glimpse into the past, and a taste of urban living.

The Vision:

To make downtown a unique, vibrant, dynamic, pedestrian-friendly location that is a regional destination and place to live, work and play.
-Town Center Area Plan, 2001

Current Projects/News

Downtown Park
Academy and Chatham Street Corridor Improvements
Cary Arts Center


Town Center Area Plan
Town Center Civic and Cultural Arts Study
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Facilities Master Plan
Public Art Master Plan
Downtown Parking Strategic Implementation Plan

Town Development Regulations

Land Development Ordinance (LDO)
Developing, Using or Clearing Vacant Land
Developing, Using or Changing the Use of Property
Plan Review and Design
Community Appearance Manual
Town of Cary Design Guidelines
Town Center Design Guidelines


Facade Improvement Program
Affordable Housing Initiative

Related Links

Cary Chamber of Commerce

Heart of Cary Association
Town of Cary Planning Department

For more information contact:

Ted Boyd
Downtown Development Manager
Town Manager's Office
(919) 462-3870