— The Town Council voted 8-1 Monday night to apply a “form-based code” to future projects in the Ephesus-Fordham district and voted 6-3 to rezone most parcels to allow taller, denser development.

In a unanimous vote, the council also rezoned 10 acres of town-owned land beside Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery for a public-private affordable housing project. The town will sell the land to Raleigh-based DHIC Inc., which plans to build about 150 affordable apartments for seniors and families. With the council’s decision in hand, DHIC will be able to meet a Friday deadline for seeking state grant money. Read more here.