Northside

Chapel Hill cracks down on Northside housing ordinances to help with affordability

Chapel Hill cracks down on Northside housing ordinances to help with affordability

Change — it’s something the Northside neighborhood has grown accustomed to over the years. On Feb. 8, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved ordinances that would create more changes in the historic, black Chapel Hill neighborhood. These changes include improving the affordability and energy efficiency of homes in the neighborhood. The ordinances also raised concerns about enforcement issues with student… Read more →

Northside paper connects community

Northside paper connects community

If a resident of Northside, the historically African-American Chapel Hill neighborhood, has a question they need answered, they can ask a neighbor, call a relative or write in to the community paper, the Northside News, where longtime resident and community leader Keith Edwards has her own “Ask Keith!” column. Alexander Stephens, who was involved with creating the Northside News in… Read more →

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Spring break gives Chapel Hill a preview of the relatively student-free summer. Chapel Hill Magazine’s The WEEKLY asked neighbors if they liked it when students were away. Most people agreed that it is nice to have less traffic, more parking spaces and less noise, but that the town becomes too boring and businesses slow down when students are gone. Residents… Read more →