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Tuesday August 9th


A single-family home next to an apartment complex in the Cameron-McCauley Historic District is pictured on Oct. 29.

Column: The blight of historic preservation

"While keeping a standard as intricate as Chapel Hill’s historic district would render new projects unattractive to developers, maintaining some sort of form-based code while also allowing denser development could open the door to more affordable housing. By loosening some of our town’s zoning regulations and historic preservation restrictions, we can have a middle ground between gigantic apartment complexes and small, single-family homes."

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