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Oakwood residents speak out to preserve historic Raleigh neighborhood

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Concerned residents against the building of a modern home in the historic district of Raleigh held a press conference Friday morning in an effort to protect the character of Historic Oakwood.

At least 30 people who live in the district say they are worried about the future of the neighborhood. The home, located on Euclid Street, is almost complete. Back in September, the Historic Development Commission approved plans for the home, but after several neighbors said the home was too modern, construction was stopped.

Raleigh leaders said they will appeal the decision to stop the home from being built.

Residents feel the new home does not fit in with the look of Oakwood, a neighborhood that dates from the late 1800s.

"When you cross those clearly defined boundaries and you are in Historic Oakwood, you are in a very special place and everybody knows that," said resident Will Hillebrenner. "Everyone who lives here knows it and everyone who drives through here knows this. The reason it is a special place is because of the guidelines we've had for the last 40 years."

The homeowner, Marsha Gordon told WNCN via email, "We are focusing on being positive right now--about the City's decision to stand with us to appeal the BOA's decision; about Oakwood as a wonderful neighborhood full of diverse homes built over the course of many decades and inhabited by passionate, engaged, and good people."

Officials sayd that in the next few weeks, the city and homeowners will file a lawsuit against the Board of Adjustment.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina Modernists Houses group announced Friday that it plans to provide funding for legal assistance for the owners of the new modern home. 


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