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When Developers Think About Transportation: Grubb Properties

I tend to cover downtown (high-density) projects/issues on this blog. However, there is something to be said for examining medium and lower density areas as well. In a lot of ways, it's an even harder issue.

Given the sprawl we've created, what improvements are possible outside of a downtown core? It doesn't make sense to make EVERY place a downtown, so what kind of incremental development would do more good than harm? (side note: as always, I don't have the answers to these questions, I just want to explore them and hear what other people think!)

I had the opportunity to learn a little more about a project that is not in Durham, but nearby. Grubb Properties is working on a development in Chapel Hill called Glen Lennox.
History Opened in 1950, Glen Lennox has been a development of mostly multifamily, single-story garden apartments. Each building has up to four units.

After World War II, there was a housing shortage in the region and these homes were meant to house retu…

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