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City of Raleigh appealing decision on modern Oakwood home

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The City of Raleigh is filing an appeal of a decision by the City's Board of Adjustment that overturned a certificate of appropriateness for construction at 516 Euclid Street, the city said Thursday.

 The appeal is being filed with Wake County Superior Court because of concerns about "procedural irregularities," the city said in a statement.

The city, in a news release, said it "has been advised that the owners of 516 Euclid St. also intend to appeal the Board of Adjustment's decision."

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In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, Raleigh city councilors considered appealing a Board of Adjustment ruling that a home under construction on Euclid Street be torn down because it's too contemporary.

"This is the first time we've ever had this outcome, so we're really taking a close look at all of those processes to determine why we ended up here when we haven't had that before," Mayor Nancy McFarlane told WNCN at the time.  "Clearly, this is a difficult situation.  We want to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Last September, the Raleigh Historic Development Commission awarded married couple Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon a certificate of appropriateness, so construction on their new home could begin.

In November, Gail Weisner, who lives directly across the street from the construction, asked the city's Board of Adjustment to review that finding, arguing the home did not fit in with the turn-of-the-century architecture surrounding it.  Earlier this month, the board voted 3-2 to repeal that certificate, though Cherry, the architect and homeowner, says he has not heard any official word that construction must stop.

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