That's the word from the City of Raleigh Board of Adjustment. As long as I conform to the neighborhood overlay district - which means I can't let tenants park in the yard anymore (like that big 70' something Lincoln Continental that's been there for the last few months from my newly evicted tenant). It also means I have to use building materials similar to those in the neighborhood and include architectural features common to the neighborhood - such as porches. All of that was part of my plan anyway.
So, now we wait 10 more days until I get the building permit, then we pour new foundations for the back third. So, but the beginning of July we should see some framing!