UNC aims to build affordable housing neighborhood

Posted March 16, 2009

— Faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could get a break on the cost of living.

The college showed off plans for Carolina Commons on Monday, an affordable housing neighborhood planned for Carrboro. The school recently submitted plans for the town's approval.

Carolina Commons would offer single-family condominiums and town homes at below-market costs.

The environmentally-sustainable neighborhood would be built on a 63-acre tract of land owned by the school since 1940.


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  • readme Mar 18, 2009

    What this really means is that your tax dollars will be spent to subsidize housing for UNC staff and faculty.

  • htomc42 Mar 18, 2009

    "Affordable housing" is just a code-word for "slums 5 years down the road". Innumerable examples abound. But, such supposedly noble intentions make certain people feel good about themselves, which is really all this is about.

  • Sidekick Mar 17, 2009

    Apparently, they haven't looked at some of the previously built low-income housing projects. Slum development.