grady at ibiblio.org
Wed Jan 19 12:57:31 EST 2005
Chris Rossi wrote:
> In several articles I've read, as well as in phone calls to the office,
> they keep talking about how awful it is that they have lost businesses
> like webslingerZ to Chapel Hill. We liked Carrboro much better than our
> present location, but couldn't find any affordable space there when we
> needed more room. So we're out by Timberlyne now, which isn't awful,
> but not nearly as cool as being in downtown Carrboro.
Hmm, so we're talking maybe up-to-date large-scale office space rather
than little storefront retail type stuff. I can see that, as so much of
Carrboro is little-storefront-retail or little standalone buildings.
In that case, bring it on!
>> Seems like Carrboro is in greater need of affordable housing.
> Seems like you need both, or else you end up with a suburb type
> situation where everybody lives in one place and works in another and
> clogs the roads twice a day getting from one to the other.
Well, sure, but Carrboro is doomed to be & remain a UNC bedroom
community, and the housing pressure from Chapel Hill has been pushing
into Carrboro for ages now, which is why shitty rundown mill houses with
no insulation rent for $1200 & upward a month. I should know: I used to
live in one ;-)
I live out in the boonies now, and I hate that I've doomed myself to a
long commute, especially since the broadband options out where I live
are slim & none, so telecommuting isn't really feasible.
But I'm going to have to wait til I hit the lottery to do much about
that. When that happens, though, somebody hook me up with a little
infill lot in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, please. I wanna build a
small-footprint 3-story solar building with a green roof.
Maybe I should just get a hybrid to drive instead, eh?
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