Granny Flats Ordinance Approved in Wake County

Wake County commissioners approved an ordinance allowing the construction of additional dwellings – known as “mother-in-law” apartments or “granny flats” – as large as half the size of a lot’s main dwelling. The ordinance sets aside a previous 750-square-foot limit. This ordinance means that homeowners can add either detached or attached additional residence space as long as the new construction or renovation meets setback, sewer and other requirements.

TCC had another successful Coffee Chat with the Town of Pittsboro and Chatham County Elected Officials

The Triangle Community Coalition had another successful Coffee Chat with the Town of Pittsboro and Chatham County Elected Officials and staff on August 26, 2014.

Joining our members in an informal chat were Mayor Bill Terry, Bryan Gruesbeck, Town Manager, Dianne Reid, Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, County Commissioner Walter Petty, County Commissioner Brian Bock, Charlie Horne, County Manager, Renee Paschal, Assistant County Manager, Jason Sullivan, Planning Director, and Dan LaMontagne, Public Works Director.

If you are interested in participating in future Coffee Chats, watch for notices or contact the TCC offices 919 812-7785 or Charlene Logan at to reserve your spot! These programs are a great way for you, as an exclusive benefit as a TCC member, to become active and help the TCC strengthen our relationships with local jurisdictions throughout the Triangle.

The TCC is Looking for a New Executive Director

The Triangle Community Coalition is looking for a new Executive Director.
Please send all inquiries to or mail to 206 Playford Lane Cary, NC 27519. We are accepting inquiries through August 15, 2014.

Brief description:
The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of TCC, as well promoting the goals and objectives of TCC as defined by the Executive Committee, Chairperson and/or Board of Directors. Executive Director will report to the TCC’s Executive Committee or Board of Directors when either is in session; otherwise, the Executive Director reports to the elected Chairperson of the TCC.
The Executive Director will be responsible for all legislative affairs activities in the assigned area of the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) and designated surrounding cities/counties; and, any state issues that impact those cities/counties.

These activities include: monitoring and responding to all relative legislative activities in the corresponding Counties, Municipalities and NC Legislature; establishing a TCC presence and building on TCC political and business relationships in the designated areas; working with members on specific legislative issues; fostering campaign activities and relationships with specific elected officials.

The TCC Welcomes its Newest Board of Director Members

The TCC Welcomes its Newest Board of Director Members:
Laurie Donofrio, Coldwell Banker Advantage, Ryan Akers, McAdams and Tom Anhut, Anhut Properties, LLC.

A new slate of officers were elected at yesterday’s Board of Directors meeting:
2014-15 Chairman Laurie Donofrio
2014-15 Vice Chairman Craig Duerr
2014-15 Secretary David York
2014-15 Treasurer Jim Bell
2014-15 Immediate Past Chairman Michael Birch