by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling against a homeowner challenging the “modernist” design of the house built across the street from her home in Raleigh’s Oakwood neighborhood.
Appellate judges agreed homeowner Gail Wiesner had no legal standing to challenge the Raleigh rules that allowed Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon to build their “modernist” home.
In another case involving Raleigh and its rules, a unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial court’s ruling favoring the city in a permit dispute with the owner of the Juice Bar Teen-Lounge on Capital Boulevard.