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    Greenbridge: A look back as the town looks ahead

    ...“Timing was a disaster,” said Emil Malizia, a UNC professor of city and regional planning. “They built the project at the peak of the market and tried to sell it at the bottom of the market.”

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    Greenbridge: A look back as the town looks ahead

    ...Five years ago, “invisible” would have been the last word to describe Greenbridge, though the building was then merely a hole in the ground. Approved by the Chapel Hill Town Council in 2007, Greenbridge came to emblemize long-simmering tensions about race, growth and affordability in the community.

    ...“Timing was a disaster,” said Emil Malizia, a UNC professor of city and regional planning. “They built the project at the peak of the market and tried to sell it at the bottom of the market.”

    ...High-density, urban-style development is environmentally sound, Malizia said. It is as “green” a concept as features like solar panels and locally sourced building materials. It prevents suburban sprawl and automotive commutes for things like groceries, he said. “I’ve talked to people who say it’s really too bad how Chapel Hill has been developed, how it used to be this nice small town.” Malizia said. “It’s not a small town. It’s part of a 1.5 million-plus area that’s on its way to two million, so let’s grow up.”

    http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2013/04/09/75809/greenbridge-a-look-back-as-the.html

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