A controversial proposal to build a CVS Pharmacy in Carrboro will undergo drastic changes after the pharmacy opted to withdraw its rezoning request and pursue a smaller facility.
More than 60 Carrboro residents and business owners filled the Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to voice their opinions on the proposal during a planned public hearing.
The public hearing was postponed so the developer can draft a new conditional use permit application for the project, said Jason Barron, a partner for Morningstar Law Group, the firm representing CVS.
“We would like to be able to amend the existing application and come back before you in April with something that applies to the existing zoning and doesn’t need rezoning” Barron said.
Since the pharmacy’s new plans are smaller, the new conditional use permit would not require the site be rezoned — meaning that the aldermen would judge the application based solely on its compliance to regulations, and not what they consider the best interests of the town.