The controversial four-unrelated persons rule has created so much debate in this town. You can easily argue both sides of the issue. Reality is, only six houses have been converted to this new available variance.
This equates to six more people living in the college area. That’s quite a lot of talk for really a moot issue. Unfortunately, it’s been blown out of proportion of reality. My understanding is that four unrelated people can already live in most every college town in North Carolina except Greenville and one other city. Some have argued that it’s “coming to a neighborhood near you.”
Reality is students only want to live near campus, not in Brook Valley or other neighborhoods. And 85 percent of the university neighborhood is owned by investors, so how can you say 85 percent is special interest? They are the majority by far.
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