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  • Terkel Feb 21, 2013

    oleguy, in one post you tell the zoning folks to MYOB, the next, you make zoning specs! That's why we have zoning law: so people can't build a 3-story apt building on a 1/4 acre lot, park cars all over the lawn, or a strip bar next to your kid's school.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 21, 2013

    Glad to see the RCC tackling the tough issues! (sarcasm button off)

  • oleguy Feb 20, 2013

    Car port, back yard cottages have been around for ever...Which would you rather have next to you a 1500 Sq ft house on an acre lot with a cottage, or a solid 3 story apartment/ condo with no yard filling the entire lot...12 times more people and cars with no where to park, No trees,, Get out of my back yard

  • oleguy Feb 20, 2013

    I think the govt, state and fed needs to get out of my backyard...

  • exposure102 Feb 20, 2013

    "With all the elderly people being kicked out of the nursing homes because people don't want to use their tax money to support them, now don't want it to make it easier for them to live with their families either." -ALL HAIL ME

    Don't be fooled by the "feel-good" elderly line - this will contribute to more backyard "projects" than anything good.

  • Half Red Half Blue Feb 20, 2013

    With all the elderly people being kicked out of the nursing homes because people don't want to use their tax money to support them, now don't want it to make it easier for them to live with their families either. Same with the new health care laws, don't want tax payer money going to health insurance but don't want to make it easier for people to buy and afford insurance either such as the health insurance exchange.

  • ICTrue Feb 20, 2013

    "Good." exposure102

    Yeah, GOOD!

    Wait!.....good what?

  • ICTrue Feb 20, 2013

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    If the purpose of these is elderly parents etc ABSOLUTELY the owners of the main house should live on the premises and in fact I would support that being stated in the law." Scubagirl

    Apparently they can't do that because it violates some state law, according to the article anyway. Otherwise, I think that would be a good requirement. I don't know what would happen if the owner ever moves though.

    If they do eventually allow it, they should have to allow neighbors to oppose it, since they are the ones that will be most affected.

  • exposure102 Feb 20, 2013

    Good.

  • Scubagirl Feb 20, 2013

    "Opponents say requiring that the homeowner live on the property, either in the main house or in the cottage, would keep some level of accountability."

    If the purpose of these is elderly parents etc ABSOLUTELY the owners of the main house should live on the premises and in fact I would support that being stated in the law.

  • tran Feb 20, 2013

    It all boils down to fear of driving down resale values.

  • Terkel Feb 20, 2013

    "Backyard cottages give people the opportunity to live in a single-family neighborhood even if they can’t afford to purchase a home in the area."

    So does any other house for rent.

  • Terkel Feb 20, 2013

    I sympathize with those who are caring for family members, but I wouldn't move anywhere near these cottages. It represents additional revenue for the county and will have either no oversight or a "Commission" that will do nothing but provide crony jobs. I can tell you right now, "families" of 21 completely urelated and undocumented people will be moving in and out constantly.

    What a coincidence that this is coming up as 0 prepares to give legal status to a slew of illegals. Raleigh's preparing to welcome them and cash in at the same time!

    If families can afford to build a cottage they can afford to put on an addition.

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