Some Wesley Chapel residents oppose potential development

WESLEY CHAPEL, N.C. — Wesley Chapel residents are upset that a 24-acre plot of undeveloped land along North Carolina Highway 84 could soon turn into senior housing.

A developer is pushing to rezone the area for 72 homes and the town is holding a public meeting on it Wednesday night.

“Our town should not be bullied into making decisions to make money on behalf of the developer and not do what's right for the citizens and infrastructure of our town,” resident Amanda Fuller said.

She lives near the land and said the development would cause more traffic and ruin the rural feel of Wesley Chapel.

"Our town was founded on one house per acre, people move here because they want more land," Fuller said.
Residents opposed of the idea also created a petition on Change.org.
"It would definitely deteriorate from the character of the area," resident Robert Bledsoe said.
Bledsoe is a senior citizen who doesn't object to that type of neighborhood, he just opposes the size.
 "If council would approve the subdivision but not high density, that would solve it," Bledsoe said.
Channel 9 spoke to a resident who doesn't oppose the plan because it would inevitably be developed anyway.
The developer has not returned Channel 9's phone calls or email.

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