LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
While I respect everyone’s right to have an opinion, I did want to add some clarifying facts, that in no way are supportive of the Blue Hill projects mentioned.
The Blue Hill street regulating plan was passed by Town Council in 2015 before any of the current members were serving. The Town had hoped DOT would pay for the road improvements, but they would not. For some reason the town did not get the developer to agree to do this. I came in later and demanded we put the road project out for bid again, as I thought the price too high. This put the project back on people’s radar, but the rebid saved the tax payers over $700K.
The Park Apartments were in terrible shape — all 191 of them. The developer agreed to pay $1.5 million to the Affordable Housing Fund and helped the current residents relocate with Town help. Blue Hill regulations have no affordable housing requirements.
I am still not a fan of the Blue Hill projects and have often spoken out about them, but there is some misinformation out there.
Mayor of Chapel Hill