The developer for Aydan Court proposes to build 90 condos on a Natural Heritage site on the edge of the eastern entrance way to Chapel Hill on Highway 54, east of Meadowmont. The Council denied a rezoning two years ago. On June 20th the Town Council will again decide whether to rezone this land. Please urge the Council to deny this rezoning for these reasons.
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Dear Mayor and Council:
Please reject the rezoning of the Aydan Court land. The town’s land use map zones this property for low density, or “open space,” which should remain until the Town’s comprehensive plan is revisited later this year. The property contains critical wildlife habitat and is adjacent to sensitive wetlands and public game lands for hunting and fishing. Removing 70% of trees will cause erosion and runoff that affects an already impaired Jordan Lake, which supplies drinking water to half a million people.
In addition, the proposed development does not comply with the Town’s steep slopes ordinance, and the market for condominiums is already saturated.
Approving this proposal would set a precedent that any property in Chapel Hill can be rezoned to meet a developer’s goals, including Charterwood, Obey Creek, or my neighborhood. I respectfully request that the Town Council deny this rezoning.
Chapel Hill resident