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Harrison Gummel


City & State

''To not grow isn’t really an option': Chapel Hill community debates future of housing

As Chapel Hill faces a growing housing deficit that places pressure on economic vitality and diversity, the Town is working to secure additional housing. These efforts include creating new regulations for construction and pursuing higher-density housing projects. However, some community organizations have cautioned that this new path brings its own social costs. According to the Town’s 2021 Housing Report, multi-family apartment units, which are home primarily to renters and have little connection to their surroundings, have dominated new constructions since 2010.

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