On the Level – Lee Cochran Takes the Long Way Home to Affordable, Mixed-Income Homes

Lee Cochran, On The Level

The Mecklenburg Times, Tony Brown, June 20, 2014

lee-cochran-on-the-levelCHARLOTTE – “Sometimes,” as three­time Pulitzer Prize­-winning playwright Edward Albee put it, “it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.”

Tell that to Lee Cochran, vice president of Laurel Street Residential, one of the few – if not the only – private, for­profit Charlotte developers of affordable and mixed-­income housing.

Cochran, 41, went a long distance out of the way in order to come, correctly, and last year, to the offices of Laurel Street, in one of those imposing vintage homes on East Boulevard.

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