Monday night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting stretched into Tuesday morning as members, residents and protestors discussed controversial topics ranging from Northside to the Yates building raid.
After months of discussion and planning, the Chapel Hill Town Council passed the Northside and Pine Knolls Community Plan on Monday.
The series of land-use ordinances, which were adopted to preserve the character of the neighborhoods and make housing more affordable, includes a parking restriction that limits the number of parked vehicles to four per property. The limit will be enforced with written warnings and $100 per day fines.
The parking restriction will go into effect Sept. 1 while the rest of the ordinances will be enforced starting in February.
Several residents said they support the restrictions and hope they will reduce the amount noise and pollution in the neighborhoods, which they said often comes from student renters.