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Charlotte invester hoping to use new UDO for affordable housing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The owners of multiple single-family homes in the McCrorey Heights neighborhood of Charlotte rent them out as affordable housing. 

Lakita Holland and her husband, George, said they have a similar vision for a vacant lot in North Lake. The lot, currently zoned to build a single-family home, is located within a block of other single-family homes, apartments and duplexes. 

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In March of 2023, the Hollands filed a petition to rezone their land so they can build a duplex. 

“It’s like, OK, we can get two families in here versus one. And so that’s always been our goal is to have properties and housing where we can offer to more than one family at a time,” said Lakita Holland.

Part of the UDO’s aim is to add much-needed housing options in the rapidly growing city.


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