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Developing a Voice
News & Observer
Published: Jun 04, 2008 10:22 AM
It took years for neighborhood groups in Durham to win at least some voice in shaping zoning decisions. Now, however, there is some unwelcome pushback from the development side of the equation.
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By its nature, a rezoning is a departure from what Durham's comprehensive plan says ought to be built in a neighborhood ... Certainly neighbors are in a good position to advise whether a development would fit or would pose problems. ...
There's always a threat of not-in-my-backyard instincts ...
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But neighborhoods, just having gotten a spot on the development dance floor, shouldn't be elbowed off in the bargain.
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