CHTC To Discuss Neighborhood Development Regulations Monday

By Elizabeth Friend Posted September 23, 2013 at 6:29 am

CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Town Council will consider how to regulate new development in existing neighborhoods when the council meets Monday.

In the past, residents concerned about the influx of student housing would petition the town to create Neighborhood Conservation Districts with rules governing house size, occupancy and parking.

But a consultant hired to rewrite the town’s land use codes says this piecemeal approach isn’t working. Instead, he suggests creating town-wide standards for building in established neighborhoods.

Drafting the proposed Infill Compatibility standards could cost as much as $20,000, an expense not currently included in this year’s budget.

The council will also discuss a plan to begin charging homeowners and businesses for the cost of responding to security alarms that are repeatedly triggered by accident.

The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road.

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