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to be newsworthy the story would be:   "Chapel Hill residents Do Not voice concern about proposed development"  now that would be news to report. 

NIMBYs are crazy!

The first new office building at Glen Lennox.    

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First time driving through Chapel Hill/Carrboro in a while, noticed that part of Franklin St has undergone a road diet.  I hadn't seen this before, where the bike lane is protected by the on-street parking lane, but seems like a smart way to encourage biking by providing a substantial barrier between moving cars and bikes.  Also some obligatory pics of the Wegmans to make up for not taking any of the Wake Forest store.

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On 7/6/2021 at 12:57 PM, nicholas said:

First time driving through Chapel Hill/Carrboro in a while, noticed that part of Franklin St has undergone a road diet.  I hadn't seen this before, where the bike lane is protected by the on-street parking lane, but seems like a smart way to encourage biking by providing a substantial barrier between moving cars and bikes.  Also some obligatory pics of the Wegmans to make up for not taking any of the Wake Forest store.

Apologies for sounding snarky but this is how it is supposed to be designed if a city is designing for cyclists and not the covenience of parked cars. Hillsbough Street's 'design' was an afterthought and criticized by all people who regularly ride a bike or advocate for bikes. Raleigh barely gives a crap as evidenced by its minuscule funding (the poor staff are doing what they can on a shoestring) and while the State DOT does have a bicycle division their recommendations are roundly ignored (per staff who I know). 

Not even kidding, if we don't shut up about the Chapel Hill one, the GA will come back and pass a law about cars have to be parked next to curbs or some other back door way to prevent these much better bike lanes. 

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https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article254233648.html

 

Chapel Hill area sees abundance of development

BY JULIA WALL

 SEPTEMBER 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

Residential and mixed use developments are popping up all over Chapel Hill, NC. From Franklin St. to Eastgate Crossing, construction is either proposed, approved or already underway as the fall season of 2021 approaches.

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this is interesting from a study about housing and need for more of it in Chapel Hill

""Before the pandemic, mornings in Chapel Hill saw a flood of workers pouring in and out of town as commuters and residents swapped places for the work day.  Nearly 90 percent of jobs in Chapel Hill are filled by commuters, the report found, while two thirds of Chapel Hill residents leave town for work.  "During the day, on a typical work day pre-pandemic, there are probably more commuters in the town during the day than there are Chapel Hill residents remaining," Stevens said. "So you're exchanging populations during the day with people coming in to work at UNC.”""

Me:    I would have never guessed that numbers are that high people pouring in for jobs and others leaving for jobs elsewhere. 

""A scathing report commissioned by the Town of Chapel Hill and UNC has found the town severely lacking in housing inventory and warns the local market could approach West Coast levels of gentrification and displacement if action isn't taken. The report, initially commissioned to study whether the town had enough housing for students, found that the town is seriously lacking affordable housing options for middle-income families and needs to be adding around 485 units per year to keep up with expected grow""

here is the article about it 

Chapel Hill is barreling toward a housing crisis. It needs a plan – now. - Triangle Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

here is the full report from the town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Housing Needs Analysis: 2020-2040 (townofchapelhill.org)   Look at the map on page 8 where the jobs are and where big housing numbers are.   

 

 

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30 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

this is interesting from a study about housing and need for more of it in Chapel Hill

""Before the pandemic, mornings in Chapel Hill saw a flood of workers pouring in and out of town as commuters and residents swapped places for the work day.  Nearly 90 percent of jobs in Chapel Hill are filled by commuters, the report found, while two thirds of Chapel Hill residents leave town for work.  "During the day, on a typical work day pre-pandemic, there are probably more commuters in the town during the day than there are Chapel Hill residents remaining," Stevens said. "So you're exchanging populations during the day with people coming in to work at UNC.”""

Me:    I would have never guessed that numbers are that high people pouring in for jobs and others leaving for jobs elsewhere. 

""A scathing report commissioned by the Town of Chapel Hill and UNC has found the town severely lacking in housing inventory and warns the local market could approach West Coast levels of gentrification and displacement if action isn't taken. The report, initially commissioned to study whether the town had enough housing for students, found that the town is seriously lacking affordable housing options for middle-income families and needs to be adding around 485 units per year to keep up with expected grow""

here is the article about it 

Chapel Hill is barreling toward a housing crisis. It needs a plan – now. - Triangle Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

here is the full report from the town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Housing Needs Analysis: 2020-2040 (townofchapelhill.org)   Look at the map on page 8 where the jobs are and where big housing numbers are.   

 

 

DOLRT could have provided smart growth opportunities around stations to address this shortage. Oh well. 

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