Approved Clearing and Grading Plan

A plan that preserves approximately 25% of the Fenton site in buffers and open space was approved by the Town’s Development Review Committee in March 2019. The buffer and open space areas will protect streams and trees on the site from development activity, and will support community goals related to water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, screening of adjacent neighborhoods, and community appearance.

The approved plan allows the Fenton developer to begin development-related activity on the site, with the following key activities:

  • Installation of Tree Protection Fencing
  • Inspection and Approval of Fencing
  • Installation of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Devices
  • Inspection of Erosion and Sedimentation Control Devices
  • Approval of a Certificate of Compliance
  • Tree Removal (will occur in phases)
  • Earth-Moving (Grading) activity

Town staff has worked with the developer to recognize opportunities to preserve trees. This effort has produced both short and long-term results. For example, a phased approach is being utilized to allow trees to be preserved along Cary Towne Boulevard until grading activity needs to occur in this area.

The full plan set can be accessed via the Town’s online plan review software (IDT)