Rosengarten Park: A New Life 100 Years Later

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The Rosengarten Park Neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina has been given new life. Founded in the early 1900s and close to extinction multiple times over the decades, Rosengarten Park now holds the promise of being one of the most culturally rich, historic and centrally located neighborhoods in the city.

Sir Walter Raleigh Awards

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Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, presented as the keynote speaker at the 30th annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards on Tuesday, October 9th.  Goodmon spoke to a crowd of more than 200 attendees about the critical role good design and community appearance play in creating economic success. He explained that the award ceremonies were as much an economic development gathering as a celebration of community.

HUD Green Technical Assistance Deadline Quickly Approaching

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has established a Green Technical Assistance (TA) Corps. Through this pilot initiative, experts on energy efficiency and green building will provide direct technical assistance to HUD grantees. This initiative is focused on supporting HUD grantees with technical assistance to incorporate green building and energy efficiency practices in daily operations and maintenance, as well as in new construction, rehabilitation, and retrofit projects.

TightLines Presents at the 2012 NC Affordable Housing Conference: Housing Works

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On Thursday, September 27th, TightLines President David Maurer joined Kimberly Siran of Coaly Design and Director of Kingdom Community Development Corporation Carl Manning to lead a discussion on collaborative design at the 2012 North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference: Housing Works.  The session Collaborative Design: Using Community Input to Produce a Better Projectshowed how incorporating the desires and n

TightLines Presents at Self-Help Loan Pool Regional Workshops Offered by NCHFA

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During the second and third weeks in August, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) offered half day workshop and feedback sessions for current and prospective Self-Help Loan Pool (SHLP) members.

Oddly-Shaped Lot? For the TightLines Team, it is a Piece of Cake

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Not all lots are created alike-- especially when it comes to historic, urban infill projects. In recent weeks, the TightLines team has had the opportunity to help clients address the daunting challenges that come with lots of irregular shape and size.

Homes built decades ago were not subject to the strict zoning ordinances many municipalities enforce today.

TightLines Featured in the Habitat for Humanity of NC July Newsletter


TightLines greatly values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation. 

Click here to read about TightLines in the Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina July Newsletter-- 'Home Designs that Appeal at an Affordable Rate!'

Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant: August 10th Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Bank of America Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have joined together to offer a grant program to developers in an effort to increase the availability of sustainable, affordable housing communities.

TightLines Attends EarthCraft House Program Training

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TightLines recently attended the EarthCraft House Virginia Single Family Program training in Lexington, Virginia.  Offered by leading builders across the Southeast, EarthCraft House is an award-winning green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthier, more comfortable homes. To date, over 1700 single family homes have been certified by EarthCraft. 
At the training, the TightLines team learned about the fundamentals of building science including the movement of heat, air and moisture.

BREAKING NEWS: The North Street Community Project

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TightLines Designs is pleased to announce that construction is well underway on the North Street Community Project in the Central Park neighborhood of Durham, NC.  Legacy Real Property Group based out of Chapel Hill is acting as the developer on this groundbreaking effort that will fulfill a vision to create a neighborhood support network where people with and without developmental disabilities can live together in community. The idea grew from a core group of families involved with nearby Reality Center who wanted to find a way to bring this dream to life.