Posted inChapel Hill, Housing

Who is all this housing for?

  On our local Nextdoor site, there’s been a good deal of complaining about the new apartment complexes going up in Chapel Hill—and there’s no doubt that there has been a lot of apartment development, although it’s coming on the heels of decades of meager investment in our apartment stock. One comment struck me though. […]

Posted inCarrboro, Carrboro Town Council

Will Carrboro Solve Its Parking Problem?

This past weekend, Breck Maynokur, a real estate professional from Durham who describes herself as a “Californian in the South,” made a common observation about downtown Carrboro’s suitability for walkability: Her tweet received 153 likes, and was probably seen and appreciated by 20 times that number. Other Carrboro elected officials, including Susan Romaine, Sammy Slade, […]

Posted inCarrboro Town Council, Chapel Hill Town Council, Orange County Board of County Commissioners

A look at the week ahead — April 25, 2022

Here is a look at some of the local government meetings scheduled for this week, April 25-29, 2022: Chapel Hill Town Council The Chapel Hill Town Council will be holding a virtual meeting on Wednesday (April 27) at 7 pm — view the agenda here, access the Zoom here if you want to comment, and it’s also […]

Posted inBike and Walk, Chapel Hill Town Council, Connectivity, Development review, Planning Board: Chapel Hill

Petition for increased connectivity for Trinity Court residents

In a recent post, I described the importance of building small connections around town to reduce our reliance on car travel and mentioned that the Planning Commission would be petitioning the Town Council to add a connection to the redeveloped Trinity Court apartments. Encourage Council to support a new connection to Trinity Court Details of […]