Smart Growth America: Building Better Budgets Quantifies Average Savings and Revenue of Smart Growth Development

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Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed decisions about new development based on the costs or revenues associated with them.

Modern Nash Design Planned for Urban Neighborhood in Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

TightLines Designs recently collaborated with client Steve Orlesky on an exciting project in the City of Thunder Bay-- an area of northern Ontario, Canada. Our team worked closely with Steve to develop a modern variation of the standard Nash-- a two-story Craftsman style home in our single family portfolio.

Open House on June 7th! TightLines New Office in Downtown Raleigh

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Save the Date:

First Friday Open House 

Gallery Walk Downtown Raleigh

June 7, 2013 (5-7 pm)

Senate Finance Committee Releases Paper: LIHTC Reform Options

The Senate Committee on Finance released "Economic and Community Development: Senate Finance Committee Staff Tax Reform Options for Discussion" after a closed-door Committee meeting on May 15. The document, which summarizes tax reform options related to the economic and community development portions of the tax code, is the sixth option paper released by the Committee.

NC House Bill Would End LEED Certifications for State Government Buildings

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— A proposal to promote the use of North Carolina-grown timber in state government buildings could prevent state offices from receiving the prestigious LEED green building certification.

It Took A Village: A Habitat Affiliate's Determination to Build Better

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After an exhaustive search to find a deserving family for an upcoming house build, the Family Selection Committee of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Cottage Grove, Oregon found themselves faced with an unprecedented challenge.  The selected family desperately needed a house that could accommodate children and a single mother affected by a degenerative muscle disorder that would soon require the use of a wheelchair.  To complicate matters, City Planning would not approve the proposed house design selected from the Habitat for Humanity Interna

TightLines Designs is moving... next door!

E Hargett Street

On April 12th, our team will make the long journey down and back up a few flights of stairs to our new home located at 115.5 E Hargett Street, Suite 300 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

News & Observer Feature: The North Street Community provides one-of-a-kind support to families with disabled members

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Our team is honored and humbled to provide the design services for this groundbreaking project in Durham, NC.  The North Street community is the only urban neighborhood in NC and possibly the US set aside for families with developmentally disabled individuals as well as able-bodied families willing to assist them.

David Maurer to Present at Habitat International's 2013 Global Conference

TightLines Principal David Maurer
TightLines Designs Principal David Maurer will be a presenter at Habitat for Humanity International's 2013 Global Conference.  The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 11-14 and will be attended by more than 2,000 representatives from Habitat affiliates across the U.S.

Rosengarten Park: A New Life 100 Years Later

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The Rosengarten Park Neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina has been given new life. Founded in the early 1900s and close to extinction multiple times over the decades, Rosengarten Park now holds the promise of being one of the most culturally rich, historic and centrally located neighborhoods in the city.