Chapel Hill’s local historic districts limit our town’s potential, and should be reduced in size and scope.

This is the first post in our Harder Truths series. Starting in the 1960s, so-called historic districts—neighborhoods deemed to be “significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture”—were created in U.S. cities and towns to place further restrictions on development. Although these districts were supported by federal legislation, local and state governments were given …

Chapel Hill’s local historic districts limit our town’s potential, and should be reduced in size and scope. Read More »