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  • Shells Feb 4, 4:08 p.m.

    It never occurred to me that the city would not let me build on my own land! I am looking to buy a house on an 1.5 acres with the intent of building a small 1 bedroom house on the property for my mom when she can no longer maintain her own dwelling. That should be completely in my rights as a homeowner with no HOA!

  • wayneboyd Feb 4, 10:43 a.m.

    Solution..Take away some employee vehicles, lay off some of the city employees, cut out vacation pay. Do what we in the private sector are havinng to do, DO WITHOUT!

  • miseem Feb 4, 8:34 a.m.

    4,000 square feet is less than 1/10 of an acre, or a lot about 63 feet square. I don't see how you can have a main dwelling and an 800 square foot secondary dwelling on that size lot. I foresee a lot of shacks going up in areas that already have too many absentee landlords, not owner occupied property with an in-law or grannie flat.

  • MCochran Feb 1, 7:27 p.m.

    This will be good for the NC economy! About time!

  • exposure102 Feb 1, 7:18 p.m.

    This is the last thing we need - we already have enough slumlords in Raleigh - now they'll be adding projects in their back yards.

  • readme Feb 1, 7:03 p.m.

    Pass it.

  • Terkel Feb 1, 7:02 p.m.

    Didn't Whiton's realtor tell him he should check with Zoning before counting on building another structure? Imagine that.

  • atellisx Feb 1, 6:42 p.m.

    Came across these roadblocks while exploring building low cost efficiency houses in Wake County.

    There's a lot of potential in this. Get rid of the restrictive ordinances and the innovation will rush in like a tidal wave.

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