Topics: Northside

Northside is a Chapel Hill neighborhood that houses the largest population of the town's traditionally working class, which includes a majority African-American population. It is located along the north side of Rosemary Street and bound by North Columbia St. to the east and Lloyd Street to the west.

Many neighborhood residents feel Northside is undergoing gentrification, the process of more affluent residents moving in and rebuilding the neighborhood which in turn displaces poorer residents. Developers have been constructing duplexes, primarily for UNC student living off-campus.

Good Neighbor Initiative aims to bring community together

The Good Neighbor Initiative hosted its annual Neighborhood Night Out and Block Party on Thursday to bring students and local residents together living in Chapel Hill neighborhoods.  

Northside Festival will celebrate community this Saturday

From gospel choirs to old-fashioned field games and free food, the Northside Festival will have something for everyone. 

Student renters and long-term residents in Northside are adjusting


The Northside neighborhood in Chapel Hill is an unusual blend of long-time residents and student renters cycling in and out with the school year.

Competition for housing helps drive Chapel Hill rent up to highest in state


Chapel Hill rent prices are rising — in February, the town saw a 6 percent jump in rent, according to a recent report on rental markets around the country.

Longtime Northside resident Marian Cheek Jackson remembered for a life of friendship


Marian Cheek Jackson never met a stranger. The lifelong Chapel Hill resident, 92, who died on March 4, was known to call the community center named after her in Northside to make sure someone was checking up on her neighbors. 

Northside expected to receive affordable housing as part of Habitat for Humanity partnership


The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County are working together in the coming months to construct affordable housing in the Northside neighborhood.

Meeting held between town of Chapel Hill residents to discuss West Rosemary development


Construction may seem to be coming to a close on Rosemary Street, but a whole lot more is just beginning.

Northside Neighborhood Initiative celebrates success of its first year


Since its launch in March 2015, the Northside Neighborhood Initiative has worked to improve affordable housing options in the neighborhood, among other objectives.

Habitat luncheon kicks off new project in historic Northside neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County hosted the Henry Clark Society Luncheon Friday at the Carolina Inn to recognize donors and to celebrate the kick-off of Habitat’s work in the Northside neighborhood in Chapel Hill.

A year out, Northside Neighborhood Initiative is making strides


Northside has seen its share of gentrification in the past 30 years.

New Senate bill requires changes to Northside district

A bill passed through the North Carolina General Assembly in June will require Chapel Hill to make changes to the Northside conservation district.

Northside open house brings up new proposed regulation


James Pendergraft and his family have lived in the historic Chapel Hill Northside neighborhood his entire life. He claims he is descended from a slave of Joseph Caldwell, the first president of UNC.

Fix-A-Home transforms Northside home

More than 20 people stood in the house of Jewel Francis, Northside resident, waiting for her to arrive on Friday

Habitat for Humanity brushes four families with kindness in Northside


“If I can do my duties as a good man ought, if I can bring back beauty to a world up wrought, if I can spread love’s message that the master taught, then my living shall not be in vain,” sang Prince Taylor, owner of a freshly painted house.

Volunteers help out in Northside during week of service

Saturday morning, volunteers cracked open cans of paint to begin a weeklong service project for Northside neighborhood. 

UNC’s $3 million loan aims to make Northside a more inclusive neighborhood

“I heard a story about a disease at the turn of the century in Europe,” began Northside resident Jamilah Sabir-Calloway. 

Survey shows lack of trust among some Northside residents

A survey conducted by the Marian Cheek Jackson Center shows there’s work to be done when it comes to the relationships of students living in Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood and their landlords.

Fate of Northside conservation district questioned

Disputes over regulations in the Northside Neighborhood Conservation District came to a head Monday when landlords petitioned to disband the entire district. 

Plan could make Northside development easier

Proposed changes to the development process in the Northside neighborhood might lower the financial burden of building there.

Landlords: the town’s new Northside initiative is futile


Town officials and advocacy organizations are using a $3 million loan from the University to help long-term, low-income residents find homes in the Northside neighborhood — but some landlords say the market has already shifted to better suit student renters.