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Re: “A contemporary home threatens to tear Oakwood apart

There is only one issue involved in this case: property rights.

If the people at 516 Euclid St. want to build a modern-looking home, it's their right to do so, because it's their property. It doesn't matter what the law says, if it is non-objective, and requires a so-called "certificate of appropriateness."

Appropriate to whom, and for what purpose? This is something the law does not, and cannot address because the standard here is the property owner's own values. It's not the prerogative of the City of Raleigh, nor of the neighbors, to dictate what the homeowner does so long as no one else's property is being damaged. The law should be repealed, Wiesner's sensibilities notwithstanding.

And this is what is oddly absent from the discussion. Is anyone being physically or objectively harmed by these people building a contemporary home? No.

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Posted by David Lewis on 04/11/2014 at 1:17 PM

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