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Old 07-13-2015, 06:13 PM
LLN
 
Location: Upstairs closet
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Ever been to Charleston, SC? lol
Got you, but in my world Charleston is a city!
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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Personally, I'm very confused as to what exactly the OP is seeking. He/she has made several contradictory statements. Its clear he/she wants an older home/neighborhood with character, but whether he/she is willing to consider a neighborhood with a local historic district, and all that entails, is not clear.



To be clear, you mean a local historic district.
Yes...Most good Historic Districts have a commission assigned to provide local review. The SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) also designates other districts, but any review would be limited to just federal funding. I would have assumed that Southport had a local commission...I know Edenton does...as does Washington, New Bern, Beaufort.

But a town like Windsor does not. It doesn't specify colors/material...those type of improvements be reviewed. And SHPO does not review. Its really only there as a mild protector of the buildings. Roanoke Rapids has one of the largest Historic Districts in the State, but has never had a local commission meeting. So pretty much do what you want in those type of districts, which means if they want to build a Burger King in the middle of it, then so be it.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Maybe the OP should be looking at Asheville or somewhere in Tidewater Virginia like Williamsburg.
I am from Asheville originally. Asheville, Greenville and Wilmington are places we are considering to move. I wish areas around Charlotte would learn from these cities, but they don't, they just keep spreading out the cookie cutter, cut-de-sac neighborhoods around here. We think Asheville is our first choice.

We can't move right now because we would "ruin our children's lives" if we move right now. Trying to figure it out early so we can be ready when they go off to college we will be ready to move.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Ditto on the confusion. First they asked about a small town, then asked about Wilmington. Next they said New Bern was too small. I am waiting for better definition.
Looking for the size of Wilmington, sorry I consider that a small town. Maybe I should say small city. I live in a medium sized city now, Charlotte.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Two things.

I live in New Bern, it has a lot of problems as everywhere does, but it has a lot going for a town of 28K. We have a Harris Teeter, soon to have another, as well as the first PUBLIX east of I95. Pretty major art scene, awesome farmers market, two very active theater groups, world class kayak club, and about a 8 to 10 block downtown section that can go up against anyone, anywhere. As far as things to do, it has an awfully lot. I won't go into the negs. Also, two rivers come together here so there are plenty of water based activities too. About an hour to the beach, 45 minutes to Greenville, Jacksonville, and Morehead City, all of which have stronger retail than we have here.

Additionally, I am replacing my roof. I have been to two meeting and have a third one to go to. My first choice of shingles was denied due to color (grey) {YES, you read that right}.

Good Luck.
Was this a historic home or development housing? I have seen those HOA's for development housing reject things just because they love the power. What were they protecting by not letting you have grey shingles?
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Was this a historic home or development housing? I have seen those HOA's for development housing reject things just because they love the power. What were they protecting by not letting you have grey shingles?
The poster indicated in another post that he lives in an historic district.

Here's all 152 pages of New Bern's Historic District Design Guidelines:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ag3la80gv7...20Handbook.pdf

And here is a little bit about roof colors:

"Asphalt, fiberglass, or composition shingles may be allowed as substitutes for standing seam metal, provided said shingles are of a darker palette of colors and have a solid versus variegated color range." (Bolding by me)

I assume the gray wasn't dark enough.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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The poster indicated in another post that he lives in an historic district.

Here's all 152 pages of New Bern's Historic District Design Guidelines:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ag3la80gv7...20Handbook.pdf

And here is a little bit about roof colors:

"Asphalt, fiberglass, or composition shingles may be allowed as substitutes for standing seam metal, provided said shingles are of a darker palette of colors and have a solid versus variegated color range." (Bolding by me)

I assume the gray wasn't dark enough.
I would have done the metal anyway, more environmentally friendly and looks so much better. It has a higher price tag but really shouldn't because it's easier to install. I have installed both types.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:56 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I assume the gray wasn't dark enough.
That's a lot of research, well done. Actually, the original choice was deemed too variated by the commission.

However, in the interest of honesty and full disclosure, I went for the hearing last night and the commissioners were very flexible after seeing the choice that I felt would satisfy their rules, but that I did not like. They will let the admin guy, given the small sample I had of my preferred shingle, make a judgement when I can get him a larger sample, which should occur today. If the original is too light, I have a third alternative, too!

Since you have shown interest, here is the original choice and the one that was approved:

Original:

Approved:

New Fallback:

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Old 07-16-2015, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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And I highly recommend Wilmington's...closer to the river the better.
I imagined that, that is exactly where we were looking, thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated. And thank you for getting it,
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:10 AM
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I would have done the metal anyway, more environmentally friendly and looks so much better. It has a higher price tag but really shouldn't because it's easier to install. I have installed both types.

I hear you, but I was quoted over double the price, I have already spent $7K to have a meth addict try and properly paint my roof, and apparently his sanding and whatever (messed things up to the point of disaster), before he fell off the peak and sold the job to a guy that could not tell a roof from a root.

It breaks my heart to not keep the metal, but I just don't have the funds to keep pouring into the damn roof!

Appreciate and concur in your assessment!
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