Crowdsourcing research into Chapel Hill neighborhoods to identify legal restrictions that limit the ability to build anything other than a single-family detached home.
As Chapel Hill wrestles with whether and how to expand housing choice, it’s worth documenting how many homes here are available to middle income buyers. Our method is simple: we determine the maximum amount of home a middle income buyer can afford, then check to see how many homes are for sale in Chapel Hill. […]
Last week, the Town of Chapel Hill’s planning staff hosted two public info meetings about missing middle housing. Ever since, emails have trickled into the town inbox filled with fearmongering predictions about gentle density – which, if implemented, is one tool that will help address Chapel Hill’s shortfall in housing supply for young families and […]
As we’ve noted, we’re very excited for the town’s proposed LUMO revisions to allow for more housing options within Chapel Hill by permitting duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes in most of the town’s zoning districts, including R-1 and R-2. These two zoning districts are among the most common in the town, and for decades have allowed […]
Where we live shapes much of our lives — from our commute times to where our kids can attend school. Allowing for a range of housing choices means more people can share in the opportunities we have in Chapel Hill.
What a difference a year makes. This time last year we were welcoming in a new Chapel Hill Town Council, one that we hoped would support affordable and abundant housing, invest in buses and greenways, and fix our broken planning systems. With an optimist’s heart, we were hopeful that the town council would tackle some […]