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Towns can no longer mandate home aesthetics (access required)

Homebuilders are questioning whether proposed changes to Mint Hill’s zoning ordinance, including those for conservation subdivisions such Olde Stonegate, pictured above, go far enough to meet the requirements of a new state law. Photo by Mark mark.abramson

Charlotte and surrounding towns are taking steps to comply with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from imposing construction requirements purely for aesthetic reasons for single-family homes and duplexes. The law went into effect June 19. However, in Mint ...

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