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Tiny Home Development Faces Opposition in Charlotte

A group of neighborhood activists are leading the charge against a planned development of tiny houses.
October 12, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Steve Harrison reports from Charlotte, where developer Kelvin Young is hoping to build 56 tiny homes in a development called Keyo Park West. The smallest homes in the development, 500 square feet, would sell for $89,000, according to Harrison.

"Young’s tiny home proposal comes as the city is trying to quickly build more affordable housing," reports Harrison. "After the Keith Scott protests, council members pledged to build 5,000 new housing units in three years, instead of the previous goal of 5,000 units in five years." The article includes more details about how the tiny homes proposed for the Keyo Park West development fit into the city's land use regulation scheme.

However, residents of the nearby neighborhood of Coulwood are asking the City Council to halt the project, because they believe the tiny houses will lower their property values.

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Published on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in The Charlotte Observer
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