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Mordecai neighbors unhappy with plan for new homes near downtown Raleigh

NOV 13, 2015

Some residents who live in the Mordecai neighborhood near downtown are unhappy with a developer’s plan to build 19 homes on two acres of land.

Raleigh-based Five Horizons Development wants to tear down three aging apartment buildings on Courtland Drive, a main road in Mordecai.

The apartments have long been considered an eyesore by some neighbors, but some are also skeptical of replacing them with new houses.

The proposed homes would be narrow, three stories tall and smaller than 2,000 square feet, said Five Horizons owner Stuart Cullinan.

That’s smaller than a lot of new houses near downtown, but many existing homes in Mordecai are less than 2,000 square feet. Most aren’t more than one or two stories.

The size will allow the new homes to be sold at a lower price than many new homes downtown. Cullinan said he anticipates the homes will cost in the low to mid $300,000 range.


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