PTAA’s Leaders Meet With Greensboro Candidates Over Coffee

On Thursday, September 28, PTAA hosted a “Coffee with the Candidates” at Greenway at Fisher Park Apartments in Greensboro. This was an opportunity for leaders from PTAA to get to know the folks running for Greensboro’s City Council and to share with them the economic impact that PTAA’s members have in the city.

Special thanks to the team at Greenway for hosting us, and to all the volunteer leaders who made it out first thing in the morning to meet with the candidates.

Here is a link to a copy of the data sheet we shared about the impact our members have in the city:

Economic Impact of Apartment Industry in Greensboro

Greensboro Adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Protected Classes

At its January 6, 2015 meeting Greensboro’s city council voted to ban discrimination in the “buying, renting, selling or advertising of real estate” based on sexual orientation or gender identity. From the Greensboro News & Record:

The city is the first in the state to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in its housing nondiscrimination policies, city officials say.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to make the changes to three existing nondiscrimination ordinances…

The final change prohibits discrimination in the “buying, renting, selling, or advertising of real estate” on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity — a newer battleground in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

 

Greensboro City Council Approves Rezoning for 300-Unit Apartment Community

On December 15 the Greensboro City Council approved a controversial rezoning for a 300-unit apartment development after a nearby homeowners association withdrew its objections to the project. From the Greensboro News & Record:

Spark Development & Construction plans to build the apartments off Pisgah Church Road near the Three Meadows and Country Park Acres neighborhoods.

In September, the Zoning Commission voted to change the single-family home zoning for that area. Members said that up to 12 apartments per acre would fit well with the city’s “infill” concept for urban neighborhoods.

Neighbors said they worried about three-story apartment buildings, some of which would be just 40 feet from their houses.

The rezoning passed Tuesday imposed new conditions for the development. They included a buffer of vegetation, evergreen materials providing a “continuous visual screen” and a 7-foot-tall fence. The number of units will also be capped at 330.