Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Glen Lennox wants meeting


Up the road a piece, an NCOD in process while a development is in planning stage.

Glen Lennox wants meeting
Chapel Hill News - Chapel Hill,NC,USA
CHAPEL HILL - A majority of Glen Lennox property owners have asked the town to hold a meeting so they can learn more about creating special zoning rules to protect their neighborhood.
The request for a Neighborhood Conservation District information meeting will go to the Town Council June 25. From there, it will go to the Planning Board, which could hold the meeting late this summer.

Sixty-one percent of property owners asked for the information session. Another majority would have to submit a second petition to actually start the NCD planning process.

Grubb Properties has proposed replacing the 440 apartment units and shopping center in the Glen Lennox community between N.C. 54 and U.S. 15-501 with a multi-story mix of housing and commercial space.

The developers will take their concept plan, an informal first step in the town's review process, to the town's Community Design Commission in August. Submitting a concept plan gives the town an early opportunity to provide feedback. ...


This will be about a 2 year process on both tracks. Seeing where the tracks lead is going to be anyone's guess. According to the story, "this is the first time residents are asking about an NCD at the same time a developer is proposing such a big change to such a big portion of a specific neighborhood. 'What we don't have is anything with any certainty,' planner Rae Buckley said Tuesday."

I hope they have a big room at City Hall.


NCD: At a Glance
Chapel Hill's land use management ordinance adopted by the Town Council in 2003 has a provision for creating Neighborhood Conservation Districts. The purpose of an NCD is to protect distinctive, older neighborhoods or commercial districts that contribute significantly to the town's overall character.


Did you see that: The purpose of an NCD is to protect distinctive, older neighborhoods or commercial districts that contribute significantly to the town's overall character.

Raleigh can't quite get that into their heads. We ALL go up or down by how we do this Land Use Dance.

More discussion at:
http://blogs.newsobserver.com/orangechat/

2 comments:

hoopla said...

It would be really interesting to see how many of those "owners" actually own their houses.

Fallonia Parker said...

Are you mentally pointing at investor ownership or renters?