Caroline Dwyer

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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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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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Howard & Lillian Lee Honored by Chapel Hill Transit on Juneteenth

Today, June 20, 2022, Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) along with the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Orange County observed the Juneteenth holiday by celebrating the naming of The Howard & Lillian Lee Transit Operations Facility at 6900 Millhouse Road in Chapel Hill. The event featured moving remarks from local elected officials, …

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Berkshire apartment building in Chapel Hill, NC

Triangle Outlook: Biden-Harris Administration Housing Supply Action Plan

TL;DR: On May 16, 2022, the Biden-Harris administration released a five-point action plan to increase the nation’s housing supply over the next five years, ensuring “affordable rents” and “more attainable homeownership for Americans in every community” through a package of executive and legislative strategies. These strategies are a move in the right direction; will North …

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Lunch Links: May 25, 2022

It’s a difficult day in a place and during a time when horrific events like yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas seem only seem to be increasing in frequency. Our collective thoughts are with the families who sent children to school yesterday morning with the reasonable expectation that they would be coming home at the end …

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Lunch Links: May 20, 2022

Happy Friday, y’all! Here’s what we’re reading as we wait for the clock to strike 5PM (or 4:50…or noon…). @ad_mastro is making us think about ways to preserve our sense of community while still making space for new neighbors. I wrote about a great comment I received, on the inkling that a certain variety of …

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Lunch Links: May 18, 2022

A curated and consumable compilation of quotidian content. Happy Wednesday – you’ve almost made it to the weekend! Tristan Cleveland – aka @LUrbaniste – brings us the content we didn’t know we needed. We feel you, confused Slovakian. Slovakian sees a video about American suburbs and posts questions to Reddit. The level of bafflement is …

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