On Wednesday, April 27, the Chapel Hill Town Council voted to approve applications to build two affordable housing projects in Chapel Hill. Together, these projects will provide 100 apartments for individuals and families making between 30 and 80 percent of the Average Median Income in Chapel Hill.

These projects were approved in just five months because the Town choose to use an expedited review process. We applaud the use of this process for affordable house, and look forward to future projects that do the same.

NEXT wrote a letter of support for the Jay Street project in May 2021, and indicated on social media our strong support for both projects in advance of the April 27 meeting.

The following council members voted FOR these two proposed developments:

  • Mayor Pam Hemminger
  • Karen Stegman
  • Camille Berry
  • Tai Huynh
  • Paris Miller Foushee
  • Michael Parker
  • Amy Ryan

Council member Adam Searing voted FOR the Trinity Court development and AGAINST the Jay Street development.

Council member Jess Anderson was absent from the meeting.

The Jay Street development passed 7-1. The Trinity Court development passed 8-0.

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