Month: July 2022

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TBB Land Use & Development Primer | 1.3: Anatomy of a Zoning Ordinance (1)

TL;DR: A lot of conversation and debate in our community centers on planning, zoning, and development regulations. But…what are these things? And why are they used? Are they good? Bad? Somewhere in between? It’s important to understand how land use planning and regulations work, what they can and can’t do, and how they can be used …

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Dreams for West Poplar Avenue in Carrboro

I dream of a four-story mixed-use building at the corner with a bodega that has good breakfast burritos and coffee, and of a taller residential building behind it with at least twelve units, including much-needed affordable condominiums or rentals.

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TBB Land Use & Development Primer | 1.2: Legal Foundations of Zoning

TL;DR: A lot of conversation and debate in our community centers on planning, zoning, and development regulations. But…what are these things? And why are they used? Are they good? Bad? Somewhere in between? It’s important to understand how land use planning and regulations work, what they can and can’t do, and how they can be …

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TBB Land Use & Development Primer | 1.1: Background & History of Zoning

TL;DR: A lot of conversation and debate in our community centers on planning, zoning, and development regulations. But…what are these things? Where did they come from? And why are they used? Are they good? Bad? Somewhere in between? It’s important to understand how land use planning and regulations work, what they can and can’t do, …

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Street Permit Parking Reform Comes To Chapel Hill

At present, the Town of Chapel Hill spends millions of dollars a year to subsidize parking downtown, millions that could be better spent on ending homelessness, supporting affordable housing, building a splash pad, completing a greenway, funding more bus service, or a dozen other things.

Lunch Links: July 6, 2022

Today we’re rounding up what you may have missed on social media and in the council inbox over the past week. Enjoy! Former Town Council member and former Local Reporter editor Nancy Oates sparked a heated controversy on Twitter when she compared the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade to housing decisions. As we said …

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