Posted inChapel Hill

“It’s not just about a parking deck”: East Rosemary Deck costs balloon to $50 million, putting other town priorities at risk

This week the Chapel Hill Town Council will hear an update on their biggest priority, in budgetary terms, a new 1100-space parking deck on East Rosemary Street. When the council voted to approve the deck in October 2020, the deck was expected to cost $33.2 million, already an increase over an earlier estimate of $28 […]

Posted inBike and Walk

Chapel Hill and Carrboro school bus issues speak to wider need for safe streets and greenways

On Wednesday afternoon, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools held a virtual meeting to discuss school buses.  Those who tuned in quickly realized that our school bus system is in trouble—big trouble. We’ve lost drivers and buses, and have started using contracted vehicles just to get kids to school. There are children riding the bus […]

Posted inElection 2022

RALEIGH MATTERS: Triangle Blog Blog Endorsements for the Capital City

Raleigh’s progress on zoning reform is an inspiration for cities across the South.  It must not regress into the anti-housing politics of old. Raleigh is the South’s beacon on housing. By passing long overdue reforms, such as permitting missing middle housing and ending parking mandates, the City of Oaks is setting precedents other places cite […]