NCSU student apartment plan gets city approval
Posted July 8, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The long-gestating student apartment complex proposed for Hillsborough Street across from the bell tower has at long last been approved by City Council.
Following a pretty heated debate between veteran and freshman councilors the vote was once again 5-3 in favor of allowing the project to move forward. Because of the split vote, councilors had to take a second vote to approve the project.
Some councilors, most notably Thomas Crowder, warned that by allowing the development to skirt the Future Land Use Map guidelines for a five-story maximum, the seven-story project could set a dangerous precedent that may open the city up to future lawsuits, derail plans to reach the city’s comprehensive planning goals, and bring about the fall of the great Raleigh empire.
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