I prepared the following statement for the May 24 Town Council public hearing on the Housing Choices text amendments to the LUMO. Because I got distracted and had to talk […]
Stephen Whitlow lives in Chapel Hill. Trained as an urban planner at DCRP, he works for a research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm and focuses on the areas of housing affordability, fair housing, community development, and local government innovation. He is interested in placemaking, how cities change (or don't), and the role of place in shaping economic and social opportunity.
The Planning Commission Supports the Housing Choices Proposal
On Tuesday night, the Housing Choices proposal made its way to the Planning Commission, an important step before the proposal goes back to Town Council for a hearing on May […]
Six Joni Mitchell Songs Other Than ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ That People in Chapel Hill Should Listen To
It’s happened again. Someone has written to the Chapel Hill Town Council imploring them not to “pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” When I hear someone use those […]
Everything awful said or implied about UNC students in the Town’s housing survey
One of the stranger things about Chapel Hill, a quintessential college town, is how many people here dislike college students. They dislike renters in general but have an extra level […]
How’s the Chapel Hill Town Council feeling about the proposed wet lab on Franklin?
On March 22, the Chapel Hill Town Council was presented with a concept plan for a new wet lab at 306 W. Franklin Street. The wet lab is being proposed […]
Great news! The Orange-Chatham chapter of the North Carolina Sierra Club looks likely to support the Bolin Creek Greenway and missing middle housing. Hooray!
This is great news, as it aligns with national guidance provided by the Sierra Club! The BlogBlog caught wind of a brouhaha at the latest meeting of the Orange-Chatham chapter […]