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 of the North Carolina Sierra Club. We did some digging and were able to obtain leaked drafts of letters of support from the chapter’s executive […]
We’re reprinting some of our favorite public comments from the public hearing on the housing choices proposal held by Chapel Hill Town Council on January 25, 2023. The following comments were made by Nancy Lovas, a resident of Carrboro. My name is Nancy Lovas. I am speaking in support of the proposed amendments to the […]
This week, we are publishing a five-part series looking back at Chapel Hill in 1968, and the lengthy and contentious battle to build duplexes and small apartments next to a church, and between a neighborhood of single-family homes and a shopping center.
I want to talk about 102 Taylor Street in Chapel Hill and the proposed LUMO modifications. It is an empty lot that I walk past several days a week to get my morning coffee. Several years ago, an old house was removed from the lot. Since then, there is no residential construction on the land […]
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 […]
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.