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Re: “Two races could flip the Raleigh City Council's approach to growth

There is a group called Community Scale that is actively supporting Roger Koopman. This activist group has also petitioned the City of Raleigh to downzone 140+ neighbors (against their will) in the Five Points area. Is Koopman in favor of this style of community activism?

Posted by Char on 09/03/2007 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Infill: New growth ousts old charm

Interesting comparison between increasing property values and guns. New homes aren't destroying (killing) property values. It sounds like you are not an impartial author. Yes, there are houses in this area whose values appreciated well beyond anyone expectations and it is the land that has appreciated most. My home is one of them. I'll take it over a stagnant or declining market any day of the week. I also err on the side of personal property rights, whether it is to my personal liking or not. A planned community, this is not and never has been. No restrictive covenants have ever been in place in this area.

Posted by Char on 05/15/2007 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Infill: New growth ousts old charm

Forgive me, but is anyone being forced to sell their home to the "circling SUVs"? This is not a conspiracy by the big bad builder. Is this not America? I live on a street that had small, 50's style 900 sq. foot homes that were rentals. No one stayed in these homes long because they were not large enough to accomodate a family. We are thrilled that larger homes have resulted in more neighborhood stability and less rentals. We love the revitalization of our street. This should be about the continued success of the area and the changing expectations/desires of HOME BUYERS (not renters, not developers) who want to LIVE and raise their family close to town. If these restrictions take place, those small homes will most likely sit on the market, unless the sales prices drop dramatically, which would negatively impact all of us...including those people who worked hard to pay for those large houses. Nice payback by their neighbors.

Posted by Char on 05/15/2007 at 12:35 PM

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