Two land use ordinance amendments, if passed, would increase the number of mixed-use facilities in downtown Carrboro as well as widen North Greensboro Street to two lanes in each direction.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the amendments at their Tuesday night meeting and heard comments from the public about the issue.
Kenneth Reiter, president of Belmont Sayre properties was involved in drafting both amendments and pointed out that changing the zoning ordinance could reduce the amount of non-residential space in facilities to 20 percent.
“We’ll have a new tool in the toolbox that no one uses,” he said of the plan.
While many board members were willing to consider all aspects of the plan, some were strongly opposed to it.