Council Votes to Deny Aydan Court Rezoning 5 – 4

Thanks to your help, on Monday night, June 20, the Chapel Hill Town Council voted to protect Jordan lake and to adhere to our land use ordinances.

In a 5-4 vote, Council members Bell, Greene, Ward, Rich, and Harrison rejected the proposed rezoning change for the Aydan Court 90-condo luxury development. The video tape of the many hour public hearing can be seen here.

We won this close vote because of your willingness to get involved by signing the petition and emailing their concerns to the  Council.  Our community spoke loud and clear that this was the wrong project for such an environmentally sensitive area, and our voices were heard.

We thank the Council members who recognized that this project was poorly conceived, and voted to protect our wildlife and drinking water:  Donna Bell, Sally Greene, Jim Ward (all three of whose seats are up for re-election this year), Penny Rich, and Ed Harrison (who most forcefully advocated against the rezoning).

The story in the Chapel Hill News captured the story.  However, one statement was not correct.  A second vote will not be required since the rezoning was denied.

Together we have made a difference!

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