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'It’s just not that kind of neighborhood': Some in Woolen Mills don't want historic conservation district
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The Daily Progress Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 10 p.m.
A group of Woolen Mills residents are seeking to block the creation of a zoning district overlay in part of their neighborhood after being told by city officials they have no legal standing to opt out of the proposed district.
 
The Woolen Mills Neighborhood Association and city officials believe a historic conservation district overlay is a viable option to protect a portion of the neighborhood. But the idea could be shot down by residents in a public survey that the city will conduct this month.
 
The challenge to the proposal comes from residents who fear the zoning overlay could make home renovations or construction on their property more expensive and complicated.

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