Crash Greg, the publisher for the Triangle Downtowner, recently sat down with Sigh Hutchinson for an in-depth interview about his work as a Wake County Commissioner. Watch the interview. Read the article below.
Sig Hutchinson hopes a lease of the 286 site would just be the beginning. His ultimate goal is for a ride center. The 286 tract is about 150 acres, and a ride center would require about 300 acres. Hutchinson envisions a destination ride center where people could drive in and hit the trails.
Early studies of the commuter rail project included in Wake and Durham Counties’ transit plans have shown two out of the eight route scenarios studied would likely qualify for the federal funding needed to complete the project. An exploratory study, known as the Major Investment Study (MIS), was authorized by the two counties and completed in May 2019. The study looked at the people, homes and businesses along the corridor and evaluated environmental factors that could affect the project.
The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission is expected to manage public access to Wake County’s shooting range until a full-time vendor can be found. Wake County staff recommended Monday the commission take over, though the Wake County Board of Commissioners will need to vote to formalize the agreement. The Wildlife Commission partners with Pender and Cleveland counties for outdoor ranges and has helped fund other shooting ranges within the state.