Cary Pointe: Traffic Analysis for Mixed-Use Development in North Carolina | Wells + Associates

Nicholas Kosar

Wells + Associates was asked to provide transportation planning services for a proposed mixed-use development in the Town of Cary, North Carolina.

Our trip generation analysis was for Cary Pointe, a 10.2-acre mixed use development located west of NC 55 and south of Morrisville Parkway. The Application was for a Planned Development District (PDD) including two subdistricts: R-1 for an 8.2-acre residential area and C-1 for a 2-acre commercial area.

Trip Generation Analysis for a Mixed Use and Congregate Care Facility in Cary

Cary Pointe mixed use development PDD subdistricts map showing R-1 and C-1 subdistricts
Cary Pointe PDD subdistricts: R-1 for an 8.2-acre residential area and C-1 for a 2-acre commercial area. Source: Town of Cary

The Applicant proposed to replace the approved residential uses with a congregate care facility which is typically for residents 55 years of age or older in which limited or no assistance with daily living activities is needed and for which a state issued license is not required.

W+A’s traffic engineering team reviewed the previous approvals and justified that the proposed change in use would have no impacts on the surrounding roadway network. Our estimates were based on a variety of uses included in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition. Our team reaffirmed that the conclusions of the previous Traffic Analysis Report (TAR) were still applicable to the change in use. The report was sealed by a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of North Carolina.

The document was reviewed and accepted by the Town of Cary Transportation & Facilities team. Throughout the process, our team led discussions with Town staff, the Applicant, and the project team.

Cary Pointe NC PDD map of rezoning approval
Source: Town of Cary Interactive Active Development map