Ouch.

Voicing dissatisfaction with Duke University’s promises about retail development on campus, the Durham Planning Commission recommended Tuesday night that the City Council reject a proposed rezoning of the school’s Central Campus.

The 7-4 vote came after neighborhood leaders and the managing partner of Northgate Mall said Duke hadn’t gone far enough to guard against the possibility that the 128-acre Central Campus redevelopment would undercut private-sector businesses.

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