The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed a proposed amendment to the Land Use Ordinance at their meeting Tuesday.
Board of Aldermen members said they were concerned about the range of the proposed amendment, which would set standards for building heights and restrict construction of buildings more than two stories — or 28 feet — in the Carrboro commercial historic district and adjacent buildings.
The affected area includes The Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar and Acme Food & Beverage Company.
Tina Moon, planning administrator for the town of Carrboro, presented the proposed changes to the ordinance at the meeting.
“Our effort is to keep things similar in height as to what they are,” Moon said.
She first presented the proposal to the board in January. On Tuesday, she offered substantial changes to the proposed amendment — but several members of the board were unsatisfied with the proposed changes.
Board of Aldermen Member Damon Seils said he was concerned about the expansion of the ordinance to include buildings adjacent to those in the historic district.
“I think that’s a much bigger change than what was contemplated by the board in January,” Seils said.
Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle said she was unsure which buildings the ordinance would affect.