Neighborhood Accomplishments

As Cary's District C council representative, Jack takes seriously the trust the voters have placed in him. He believes that his most important role is that of citizens’ advocate or ombudsman. He is never more than a phone call away (919-816-0999) and is quick to address the community’s needs or concerns.

These are some of Jack's neighborhood accomplishments:

Lochside – Negotiated lower-density rezoning of the southern two corners of Cary Parkway and Lochmere Drive, and the installation of a sidewalk from Holly Springs to Tryon Road.

Birkhaven – Resolved the problem of odor from wastewater treatment.

Lochmere – Addressed neighborhood concerns regarding Town’s proposed ten-foot greenway and obtained significant consensus on a smaller 'neighborhood friendly' design. He addressed concerns regarding sewer easement clear cutting, ending the arbitrary clear-cutting of property. He negotiated and obtained approval for the entire replacement of the defective water line and the lowering of the lake to minimize destruction of homeowner’s property during the repairs.

Lochbain (northside) – During the Crescent Green office park expansion, he negotiated a significantly-reduced scale office park with increased buffers and a parking deck.

Lochbain & Windsong – Negotiated an alternative to a big-box restaurant, resulting in a well-buffered and unanimously-accepted mixed-use development (the Pavilion).

Walnut Ridge – Led the successful effort to deny a commercial rezoning adjacent to residential neighborhoods and saw to it that additional police were provided for traffic control during the holiday season. He proposed and obtained approval for a neighborhood park on Walnut St. to buffer neighborhoods from Walnut Street traffic and to deter commercial/retail 'creep' along this corridor.

Pirates Cove – Lobbied for Seabrook Avenue street and rotary improvements reduced speed limits and support the installation of speed humps. He obtained significant additional buffer and storm water drainage improvements prior to the completion of the Barnes and Noble commercial development.

Wimbledon & Ridgepath – Successfully lobbied for increased buffers and plantings to diminish the impact of DOT’s widening of Route 1. He successfully lobbied for a traffic signal at Seabrook Ave and Cary Parkway and negotiated significant buffers and less density on the adjacent Troon Village development.

Farmington Woods – Successfully lobbied for a traffic signal at Hampton Valley Road and Cary Parkway and the installation of speed humps on Farmington Woods Drive. He negotiated setbacks and additional buffers between the Woodland Terrace retirement community and residential houses.

Franklin Chase – Successfully led efforts to block a car dealership from locating adjacent to residential property. Obtained funding to accelerate the completion of the Kids Together Park. He negotiated a compromise with neighbors on buffers/setbacks for Tryon mixed-use development, a community park and other amenities. Successfully led efforts to eliminate a cut-through connector road.

Coventry Glen – Successfully led efforts to eliminate Ravenstone Drive as a connector road by capping the north end, making it a cul-de-sac and supported the installation of speed humps. He worked with the community to realign the Swift Creek greenway through wetlands, resulting in no impact on any neighborhood properties.

Wellington Park – Successfully lobbied DOT to build a noise wall as part of their Route 1 road improvements. Supported the installation of speed humps. Successfully led efforts to deny an adjacent car dealership. Obtained funding for the early completion of the Kids Together Park.

Glenridge – Worked closely with neighborhood on adjacent rezoning, achieving significant buffer improvements, greenway modifications and construction restrictions.

Wellington Ridge Condo's – Addressed adjacent greenway design and chronic trash pickup problems.

Hillsdale Forest – Initiated efforts to improve roads and aging infrastructure.

Thornewood, Ambience – Successfully led efforts to realign storm culverts/drainage away from residents’ properties.

Camden Forest – Supported the installation of speed humps.

Regency and Danbury – Negotiated stricter noise guidelines as well as an earlier curfew for all events at the adjacent amphitheater and increased police presence for traffic/crowd control at all, and timely clean-up after events by public works. He successfully lobbied with development community to rezone adjacent land from high density Office and Institutional to low density Residential zoning.

Williamsburg Commons – Worked to address flooding problems and negotiated changes to the adjacent property to minimize run-off.

Windermere and Cotswald – Worked with citizens on improving the low water pressure problem. He initiated the dialogue with the US Postal Service to change the mailing address to Cary.

Waverly Place – Negotiated and lobbied DOT to accelerate the installation of the Chick-fil-A traffic light.

Windsor Oaks – Worked with citizens to address safety/traffic cut-through problems.

Unincorporated areas – Voted against annexation proposals which required excessive development fees, assessments or mandatory hook-up. "We ought to make it as difficult as possible to take people's property and I will not support any proposal which creates a financial burden."