Communities & Neighborhoods

TightLines frequently partners with public, non-profit, and private developers to both revitalize and create new communities.  Below are examples of communities featuring TightLines Designs homes. 

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Balsawood Community, Spring Lake, NC
Spring Lake, North Carolina

Located on Chapel Hill Road in Spring Lake, North Carolina, Balsawood is a 4.88 acre site that was formerly used as a mobile home park. In collaboration with the Town of Spring Lake and Kingdom CDC, TightLines and Coaly Design have been working to develop a vision, plan, design and construction documents for a conservation-based affordable housing development.

Bloodworth Street

Bloodworth Street: Ansley & Carson
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Bloodworth Street Development was completed in 2006 through the City of Raleigh Community Development Department in the South Park National Historic District. This development is one of several downtown Raleigh affordable housing neighborhoods that features multiple home plans from TightLines Designs.

Chatham Oaks

Open House at Chatham Oak, Pittsboro NC
Pittsboro, NC
The Chatham Oaks neighborhood is a community comprised of 15 new homes developed by Chatham County Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina. TightLines Designs worked closely with Chatham County Habitat to select and provide an appropriate, cohesive community of custom and standard home designs.

Cooke Street

Cooke Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Cooke Street Development is a downtown Raleigh pocket community developed through the City of Raleigh Community Development Department with an objective of creating a mixed income neighborhood combining affordable homes with historic character and individual style,  TightLines Designs provided design and construction consultation services as well as many of the home designs. 

Downtown Durham

Several TightLines homes in Durham
Durham, North Carolina

As part of the Durham revitalization effort, Self Help built several TightLines houses to help bring new life to some of Durham’s most well-known neighborhoods, the West End and Lyon Park. 

Erlanger Mill Village

Existing houses in Erlanger Mill Village
Lexington, North Carolina

TightLines Designs worked with the City of Lexington Community Development Department to select and modify plans for the Erlanger Mill Village National Historic District.

Goldsboro Historic District

Goldsboro Infill
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Three TightLines Designs, constructed in 2008 by Self Help, were built in the Downtown Goldsboro National Historic District as part of the City of Goldsboro and Preservation North Carolina’s revitalization efforts.

Grier Heights

Grier Heights
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Heights, part of the Grier Heights neighborhood in Charlotte, features a number of TightLines Designs homes, selected for their compatibility with the history of the neighborhood as well as their quality and energy efficiency.  The Grier Heights revitalization effort is in partnership with non-profit real estate developers Self-Help and CrossRoads. 

Prior to rehabilitation efforts, 88% of the residential units in Grier Heights were reported as rentals, many owned by out-of-state investors.  "We had a huge investor-owner type of neighborhood where investors just bought in, rented to whoever and there was no accountability on their part," said Donnetta Collier with Self-Help.

25 blighted duplexes were demolished and 43 new single-family homes continue to be built in the neighborhood.  The revitalization effort also includes plans for after-school programs, a new medical center and job training for residents.

Homes built in the Grier Heights neighborhood between 2006 and 2013 range in price from $118,000 to $140,000, with lease-purchase opportunities available.

Martin Street

Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Martin Street Development, completed in 2006, located in the South Park National Historic District, is one of several downtown Raleigh affordable housing neighborhoods that features multiple home plans from TightLines Designs.

Ole Asheboro

Ole Asheboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

Several TightLines homes were built by Self Help in the Ole Asheboro neighborhood, located near downtown Greensboro, NC. 

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