Ch-scene Digest, Vol 16, Issue 25
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Mon Feb 28 16:16:19 EST 2005
--- grady <grady at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> Is it self-government, and the ability to levy local
You're getting close.
> The proximity to RTP makes Parkwood a particularly
> interesting case,
> because if anyplace in the Triangle should by rights
> have magically
> become its own self-contained city, RTP is it.
RTP is a "special tax district," which is what
prevents it from becoming a "town." Plus, the RTP
Foundation stipulates that anything built in RTP must
be at least 50% research. So schools, grocery stores,
places to live, gas stations, townie kinds of things,
> even has its own post office, though I've heard the
> workers there
> scolding people about putting "RTP" on their
> addresses, as the PO's
> address is actually Durham.
Post offices don't qualify, either. The RTP post
office isn't in RTP. There is a very valid RTP, NC
All the commercial crap "in" RTP isn't actually in
RTP. RTP has very funny boundaries.
The whole damn couple of decades I worked out there,
there was no place to live out there whatsoever. Now,
there are all kinds of new urbanesque developments
around the edges of RTP.
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