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Judy Payne 
Member since Feb 25, 2013


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Re: “Why is Raleigh's City Council rezoning downtown before its downtown plan is finished?

Developers are not going to run away from Raleigh because they don't get the bargain basement deal that they were hoping to get. The economics of it is that requiring a plaza, a park, a fountain will only help Raleigh. Blanket high rises are no smarter than blanket 7 stories. In many ways, the change to the environment around large buildings that results is more dramatic and impacts utilities, parking, traffic, and the like. Developers would prefer to build a cost-effective property and walk away with the profits. They will give Raleigh only what we demand.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 08/25/2015 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

Frack the Old Well. It's old and there is already a hole in the ground, so it would save money that could be used for more exploration.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 07/24/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “An exit interview with Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver, bound for New York City

I agree with Mr. Silver about a light rail. The main areas need to be connected before any sort of 'system' is considered. I would suggest getting people from Raleigh to RTP and the airport to be a first step. I-40 and 54 are unsafe during commuter hours right now, and everyone who takes a flight here or out should not have to rent a car to get to town or to the airport.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 04/02/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Tiny House movement is an alternative to the McMansion era

The Tiny House movement does not necessarily entail rudimentary living conditions; it is about a smaller footprint. Many if not most are fully equipped with electricity and plumbing. Often they use passive solar, greywater systems, and the like.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 03/06/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “The end of three punk houses in Raleigh

All sorts of strange bands like Green Day started out in unused commercial property.

Posted by Judy Payne on 02/25/2013 at 8:27 PM

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