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Grimball Jewelers Closes Down, Lease not Renewed

By on November 16, 2017 in Ephesus Fordham with 1 Comment
Grimball Jewelers Closes Down, Lease not Renewed

Yet another longstanding local small business has fallen victim to the ill-considered Ephesus-Fordham redevelopment plan. We learned this week that Grimball Jewelers, despite its profitability, is leaving its Elliot Rd. location and going out of businesses because its landlord, Regency Centers, declined to renew its lease. Read this article from the Durham Herald-Sun about the […]

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We did it!

We did it!

We are absolutely thrilled at the November 7th election results! You can’t do better than 100%!CHALT is so grateful for our talented candidates who are willing to dedicate their time to serve our town. We truly appreciate our many poll workers, pavement stompers, voters, and supporters who helped elect all five of our endorsed candidates. […]

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CDC Issues Certificate for More Apartments on 15-501

By on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
CDC Issues Certificate for More Apartments on 15-501

Another enormous, luxury apartment development is coming under the form based code; it is located along Fordham Boulevard (Highway 15-501) and the corner of  Elliott Road. Who approves new projects in the Ephesus Fordham District? In 2014 the Town Council gave away all public review of projects in the new Ephesus – Fordham District and […]

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The Floating Zone is back

By on October 30, 2017 in Planning process with 0 Comments

On Wednesday’s Council agenda the staff is bring back a floating zone. Read the agenda item here. What is a condition use zone? “Conditional zoning allows a parcel to be rezoned subject to certain conditions, mutually agreed to by the applicant and the governmental body, that are designed to assure conformance to adopted Town plans […]

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Early Voting Begins in Chapel Hill!

By on October 24, 2017 in Chapel Hill Candidates 2017 with 0 Comments
Early Voting Begins in Chapel Hill!

Pictured here are Melody Song, Julie McClintock, and additional Hongbin Gu supporters. Early voting began in Chapel Hill at noon on Monday October 23rd.  See all the locations here where you can vote in advance of November 7th. Looks like voting is off to a pretty good start – over 200 votes cast but more […]

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Indy Endorses Four Chapel Hill Council Candidates

By on October 18, 2017 in Election with 0 Comments
Indy Endorses Four Chapel Hill Council Candidates

The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council By The INDY Editorial Board Read article here.  

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Hongbin Responds to Social Media Criticism

By on October 12, 2017 in Chapel Hill Candidates 2017 with 0 Comments
Hongbin Responds to Social Media Criticism

“Chinese immigrant responds to social media criticism on bid for Chapel Hill Town Council” By Matt Riley, Durham Herald October 09, 2017 6:00 AM CHAPEL HILL Social-media criticism aimed at an Asian-American candidate for Chapel Hill Town Council has provoked a strong community response in her defense. The candidate, Hongbin Gu, was criticized on the […]

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CHALT Makes Town Council Endorsements

By on October 5, 2017 in Chapel Hill Candidates 2017 with 0 Comments
CHALT Makes Town Council Endorsements

CHALT Endorses Hemminger for Mayor, Buansi, Gu, Schaevitz & Stegman for Council Today, the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) announced their endorsements for the November 7, 2017 Chapel Hill municipal election. They are Pam Hemminger for Mayor and Allen Buansi, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Town Council. “CHALT’s endorsements […]

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Blue Hill District and Flooding

By on September 16, 2017 in Ephesus Fordham with 0 Comments
Blue Hill District and Flooding

If you think that development in the Blue Hill District is not increasing the risk of flooding, think again.    The tragic events in Houston are a worrisome wake up call to Chapel Hill – especially in the Blue Hill district which is already prone to flooding. Already approved upstream projects and changing weather conditions […]

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Still Time for Chapel Hill to Avoid Planning Mistakes of Houston

By on September 15, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments
Still Time for Chapel Hill to Avoid Planning Mistakes of Houston

By Julie McClintock In the wake of the calamity in Houston, we are learning – yet again – how dangerous and harmful flooding can be. What happened in Houston can happen here. We, too, are overbuilding and allowing construction in low-lying areas just as Houston did. With seeming indifference to the constraints posed by Chapel […]

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