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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.
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.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03