The Village of Marvin is aware of the bipartisan “Increase Housing Opportunities” bills (HB401 and SB349) and we are following closely. Staff has been in communication with the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), Centralina Council of Government (CCOG), as well as our local representatives at the State level. The NCLM has attorneys working diligently on this topic to get more information and will represent the voices of all municipalities in our state. Additionally, the CCOG has executive staff working in the same capacity and would lobby the regional opinions from Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties.
In a nutshell, these bills would increase allowed density by changing the definition of a “single family dwelling.” As noted, there are other areas of concern with this legislation in its current format; however these bills are very early in the process and would require an additional two readings in both chambers to become law.
The Village of Marvin’s stance has been against higher density and the Village Council would issue a Resolution of Opposition when and if the time comes. As more details arise, we will communicate to our citizens how to express their opinions at the State level.