Charlotte council proposed a progressive housing policy, but opponents want to nix it (Charlotte Observer)

The Charlotte Observer’s Danielle Chemtob covered the attempt by some to strip the policy from the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan that would legalize building houses for 2, 3, or 4 families.

Shannon Binns, founder and executive director of nonprofit Sustain Charlotte, is a member of the Neighbors for More Neighbors CLT coalition supporting the plan. He said Sustain Charlotte objects to changing the language of the proposal, and to striking it altogether.

“We are disappointed that City Council is not standing up for a policy right now that has been recommended to help address our need for more inclusive and affordable neighborhoods,” Binns said. “They’re unwilling to muster the political courage to challenge the status quo because they don’t know what the consequences of the change will be.”

Read the Charlotte Observer article here.