At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved the development plan for UNC REX Healthcare to build a 236,130-square-foot, seven-story hospital building at the intersection of South Main Street and the N.C. 55 Bypass. Construction is expected to begin early next year. The first patients could be served in 2021.
Also at the meeting, the Holly Springs Police discussed a Citizen Well-Check Program, which will provide a daily automated check-in phone call for eligible seniors who live alone. If the citizen indicates the need for assistance or does not answer, a designated contact person will be called and, if the contact doesn’t answer, an officer will visit the senior’s home.
To qualify for the program, the senior must:
- be a Holly Springs resident age 65 or older who lives alone
- have a next-of-kin or relative available as a responsible party
- have someone nearby with access or keys to the home.
The software providing the daily calls is run by the county and provided at no cost to Holly Springs.
For additional information about the program, contact Lieutenant Robert Parrish by email or at (919) 567-4704, or Captain Michael Patterson by email or at (919) 567-4705.
Also at the meeting, a representative from GoTriangle discussed plans to add bus service in Holly Springs in 2020. The Holly Springs express route would travel from a location in town to Apex, where riders could connect to routes that travel to Cary, Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park. For more information, visit www.goforwardnc.org/waketransit.
The council also:
- tabled a proposed rezoning of 26.7 acres off Holly Springs New Hill Road from planned unit development to conditional use development to allow further consideration of density. The project, if approved, would be responsible for road widening along the project frontage and paying a fee in lieu toward a signal at the intersection of Green Oaks Parkway and Holly Springs New Hill Road.
- amended its meeting schedule to hold a workshop Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. to discuss potential future parks and recreation investments and the position of town clerk.
The League of Women Voters of Wake County acknowledged Councilwomen Christine Kelly and Cheri Lee and thanked them for their service to Holly Springs citizens.