Almost a year after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen indefinitely postponed a public hearing for a controversial proposal to build a CVS Pharmacy in Carrboro, residents could have to wait another month for their voices to be heard.
The hearing is set for tonight, but after developers requested another extension, the board is considering delaying it until April.
“It’s up to the board to decide whether to push back the hearing — we’ll see (tonight),” said Mayor Mark Chilton.
The CVS would be located at 201 N. Greensboro St. in the bottom floor of a two-story mixed-use development. It would replace the CVS in Carr Mill Mall.
The proposal has sparked opposition from residents and businesses. Last February, the site became the target of protesters, vandalism and guerrilla gardening.
Alderman Michelle Johnson said in an email that she thinks the board should hold the public hearing tonight, but defer voting.
“The public has already been notified, and they are prepared to speak,” Johnson said. “This is unfair to the public who has been waiting for a year to be heard.”
Arlene Furman, a Carrboro resident and owner of Technica Editorial Services, said she plans on going to the meeting even if she is not able to voice her opposition.
“It doesn’t fit in with the culture here,” she said. “We’re a neighborhood, not some town with strip malls everywhere.”