North Carolina bill would stop cities from dictating new home design

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Some lawmakers have argued that some cities had exceeded their authority

March 30, 2015

A proposal on its way to the North Carolina Legislature would prevent cities from dictating the design of new homes. Some lawmakers have argued that some cities “had exceeded their authority” by regulating how many bedrooms a home may have or, in one case, forbidding builders from duplicating a design on several homes in the same neighborhood.

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is advocating a compromise that would stop cities from regulating home designs in new neighborhoods, but would allow them to retain authority over additions to established communities.

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