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Lloyd Farm Is Only “Doing The Wrong Thing Better” And Should Be Voted Down

Lloyd Farm Is Only “Doing The Wrong Thing Better” And Should Be Voted Down

One of Canada’s leading urban planners, Brent Toderian, shares this slide with communities he consults in to spur discussion: As the Carrboro Board of Aldermen contemplate the Lloyd Farm proposal Tuesday evening (10/23), they should know that they are clearly dealing with a case of Doing The Wrong Thing “Better.” Despite years of discussion, the principal flaws of the Lloyd Farm proposal remain the same. A Missed Economic Opportunity We need to maximize our tax value per acre on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Affordable Housing, Auto Traffic, Density, Economic Development, Parking, Piazzas, Plazas, Parks and Squares, Public Comment Opportunity, Street Design, Walking

Carrboro Needs a Comprehensive Plan, and The Aldermen Should Put Money in the Next Budget To Create One

Carrboro Needs a Comprehensive Plan, and The Aldermen Should Put Money in the Next Budget To Create One

Carrboro needs a new Comprehensive Plan, and an entirely new Unified Development Ordinance. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen should take the first step towards these goals by putting money in the town’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget to create such a plan. Last year, my most widely read posts on CityBeautiful21 were about one subject- the proposed Lloyd Farm development, a crappy 20th century strip mall concept that greatly underused the site and missed the mark in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carrboro, Plans, Public Comment Opportunity, Raleigh, Safety, Street Design, Walking