PROP Coming to Chapel Hill?

by admin on October 27, 2011 · 0 comments

1st Step Moratorium

On June 21, 2011, the Chapel Hill Town Council passed an ordinance establishing a development moratorium on all construction and rehabilitation of residential dwelling for an area in and around the Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods, including properties that are within the borders of the Neighborhood Conservation Districts and properties located on the north side of Rosemary Street, South Graham Street, South Roberson Street, South Merritt Mills Road, and Pritchard Avenue Extension. Currently the moratorium will expire on January 31, 2012.

Essentially the moratorium was brought to stop any perceived gentrification (improvement) of the affected neighborhoods to inhibit any more college students moving into these areas. The affect is that no improvement of these neighborhoods is allowed for over six months, and anyone who bought property with intention to improve it and rent or sell, has a lot more carrying costs on these properties.

Second: Enforcement of Existing Laws

Chapel Hill next decided to enforce ancient ordinances that provided not more than four unrelated individuals could legally live in the same house. Additionally, Chapel Hill begin to consider limiting how many cars could be parked in front of any house.

Consideration of the Proposed Northside and Pine Knolls Community Plan (as of 10-25-2011) will take place during the following meetings:

October 18, 2011: Planning Board Meeting, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7pm, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, CH, 27514

November 21, 2011: Council Public Hearing, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7pm, 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, CH, 27514
January 9, 2012: Council Business Meeting, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7pm, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, CH, 27514

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