Housing

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

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 →

Carrboro gets psyched to go solar

Carrboro gets psyched to go solar

Almost 12 years ago, Carrboro resident Randee Haven-O’Donnell had an idea: installing solar panels on the homes in her cul-de-sac. Unfortunately for Haven-O’Donnell, the unfavorable orientation of the houses combined with the lack of suitable technology and cost-effective methods prevented her from pursuing this alternative energy option. Haven-O’Donnell is a certified environmental educator, and she now serves on Carrboro’s Board… 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 →

Carrboro realtors coping with slump in home sales

Carrboro realtors coping with slump in home sales

by Allie Maupin Carrboro Commons Writer Real estate in Carrboro has not fully escaped the effects of the deteriorating national housing market, but local real estate agents remain hopeful for 2008. Don Basnight, seen working in his office at Weaver Street Realty, is concerned about the real estate slump but thinks sales this year in the Carrboro market will be… Read more →

Residents escape another Carrboro apartment fire

By Emily Burns Carrboro Commons Writer More than two dozen residents escaped unharmed as a fire swept through J Building at Ashbrook Apartments, 601 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro, just after 6:30 p.m. on Weds, Nov. 28. The cause is under investigation. Three minor injuries were sustained by two police officers and one firefighter who responded to the scene. Their… Read more →