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Residents Oppose Plan to Sell Durham Homes to Nonprofits

Posted August 8, 2007 3:51 p.m. EDT

— The city has proposed selling two lots in the Cleveland Heights neighborhood for $1 each to nonprofit groups, but nearby residents have come out against the idea.

People who live in the historic area, once known as "Millionaire's Row," said their neighborhood deserves better. They said they are upset city officials never sought their input to the plan.

One nonprofit group plans to open a residential facility for emotionally disturbed people in one of the houses, while another group plans to house formerly homeless people with disabilities.

The City Council is expected to vote on the issue Thursday.