CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL


4/8/2019 8:30pm

DTH photo illustration. Airbnb provides 20 percent of all visitor stays in Chapel Hill as it leads the short-term rental (STR) market in Orange County. Around 290 Airbnbs remain in Chapel Hill, which could threaten affordable housing by taking away rental properties and raising the price of rent.

Will there be regulations on Airbnbs in the near future?

Short-term rentals are a growing industry throughout the nation, and Orange County is no exception. With almost 300 active Airbnbs and HomeAways in Chapel Hill, Town officials discuss the consequences of the increasing presence of short-term rentals. Legislators discuss the possibility of putting a cap on the number of short-term rentals in an area and requiring permits for these homeowners. They also talk about adding regulations on the number of renters, noise ordinance, partying, parking, insurance requirements and health and safety. 


2/27/2019 11:41pm

Chapel Hill Town Manager Maurice Jones hopes to maintain good communication between Chapel Hill, the university, and the surrounding towns. His primary focus is affordable housing and transportation. Jones was appointed as town manager on July 10, 2018 and began to work on Aug. 20, 2018.

Chapel Hill's Town Manager tells us about leaving Charlottesville & recent protests

Maurice Jones was appointed as Chapel Hill's newest town manager in July 2017 and began in August. Prior to joining the Town of Chapel Hill staff, he was the town manager of Charlottesville, Va., notably during the protests of August 2017.  The Daily Tar Heel sat down with him on Monday for the first time to talk to him about his transition and goals for the town.