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This Week in Cary: September 29, 2020

Post Date:09/29/2020 9:00 AM

This Week in Cary

Events, meetings, and alerts will be listed Tuesday through the following Monday. 

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Around Town

Planning for the Future of Biking in Cary
We're planning tomorrow's biking facilities now, and we need your help. Answer this short 5-question survey to tell us about you and your family's needs and interests. Let's Bike Cary together!

Ready to Vote? 
There are 10 days left until the regular voter registration deadline in NC. Whether you'll be voting by mail or in person, now is a great time to check your registration status and make a plan.

Represent Your Community as a PRCR Advisory Committee Member 
The Town of Cary is seeking members for the Athletics Committee, Greenways Committee, & Cultural Arts Committee. These three committees serve as advisory bodies to the Town Council through the PRCR Advisory Board and Town staff. Members attend regular meetings and special events. Interested Cary residents should complete an application. The application deadline is November 2, 2020. Apply here.

Alerts, Closures & Reminders

Green Hope School Greenway Construction
Weather permitting, crews will be working on the Green Hope School Greenway near Teversham Way in the Fryar's Gate Subdivision from October 5 to October 16. A portion of the Greenway will be unavailable during this time. View a map of the affected area.

One Walnut Sidewalk and Street Closures
The One Walnut Mixed Use Development Site will implement several closures for pedestrians and drivers this week:

  • Sidewalk Closures: The sidewalk on the north side of Walnut Street from S. Walker Street to Dry Avenue will close this week, including the temporary closure of the connecting Walnut Street sidewalks to the Downtown Parking Garage and Cary Regional Library. Pedestrians should follow detour signs at the closure site. The closure is expected to last at least 18 months. 
  • Temporary Road Closure: Southbound S. Walker St. from East Park St. to Walnut St.: Beginning October 2, South Walker Street between East Park Street and Walnut Street will be temporarily closed. Northbound Walker Street will remain unaffected. Fairview Road at S. Walker will have a temporary right-in and right-out travel pattern. A signed detour will be in place to direct citizens through the area. 
  • Temporary Westbound Walnut St. Traffic Shift with Lane Closure at Northwest Corner of Walnut St. and South Walker St. Westbound Walnut Street from East of Walker St. to East of Dry Avenue will be temporarily shifted to a single lane in the median center turn lane congruent with the S. Walker St. Southbound closure. Turning movements from Walnut St. to Walker St. will be maintained. The driveway into the Downtown Public Parking Garage from S. Walker St. will be closed, the Downtown Parking Garage driveway will remain accessible from both directions of Walnut St.

Events & Meetings


Chapel Hill Road Mobility Study Project Symposium 

Remote, 5:30 p.m.
Let's re-imagine Chapel Hill Road together. Virtually join us Wednesday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. to identify common goals and priorities for the Chapel Hill Road. Register for this virtual Project Symposium to learn about the study and share your ideas. Learn more at


Farm to Fork Celebration and Dinner Pickup Event
Good Hope Farm, pickup times available from 2-5 p.m.
Enjoy a celebration of local food and farmers at our socially distanced Farm to Fork meal pickup and virtual event! Meal ticket includes a reheatable meal from The Humble Pig made with produce from Good Hope Farm, dessert from La Farm Bakery, and beer from Bond Brothers Beer Company. All proceeds from event support beginning farmers, preserve farmland, and connect the community to local food. Get tickets.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street, Downtown Cary, 9 a.m. to noon
Visit the Market for seasonal fall favorites and local goods this Saturday! Grab the freshest produce, meat, eggs, cheese, milk and more from 9 a.m. to noon. Check the Farmers Market Facebook page for more details.


Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Advisory Board
Remote, 5:15 p.m. 
Listening information available on the calendar

Information Services Advisory Board
Remote, 6 p.m.
Listening information available on the calendar

Zoning Board of Adjustment
Remote, 6:30 p.m. 
Streaming information available on the calendar

Give Help/Get Help

Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief Program
Has your business experienced extraordinary disruption during the pandemic? The NC Department of Commerce’s new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program will help qualifying businesses to help with some of your fixed costs. To qualify, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are not yet available, but will be soon.

Eligibility for the MURR Program is limited to the following types of businesses:

  • Amusement Arcades (except gambling)
  • Amusement Parks
  • Banquet Halls (with Catering Staff)
  • Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Cocktail Lounges
  • Bingo Parlors
  • Bowling Alleys/Centers
  • Dance Halls
  • Indoor Fitness and Recreation Centers
  • Motion Picture/Movie Theaters (except drive-ins)
  • Museums

Other eligibility requirements apply. Visit the MURR Program website to learn more.

Wake Forward Loan Program
Wake Forward provides loans to small business owners struggling financially due to COVID-19. Wake Forward allocates $5 million in total to support small businesses in Wake County, with $1 million of that funding set aside for sole proprietor businesses. Administered by the NC Rural Economic Development Center Inc., the program enables small businesses to apply for two months of lost revenues, up to $50,000. Applicants must meet the required criteria outlined by the Wake Forward program and NC Rapid Recovery. Loan terms apply. Learn more.

Thread Capital Rapid Recovery Loan Program
The Thread Capital COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan is available to North Carolina small businesses and family farms to support their recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19. This rapid recovery loan helps small businesses bridge the gap between when crisis strikes and when federal loans, insurance payouts, and other relief funds are approved, or businesses have time to recover. Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more.

Additional resources for citizens affected by the pandemic are available on our Help for Citizens page. 

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