Here is the link to the final draft of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14205. This will be presented to Town Council on Monday, May 21st at 7 PM in Council Chambers. You can (and are encouraged to) submit comments on the plan via the 2020 Website http://www.egovlink.com/chapelhill/action.asp.
The most important activity to hit town in 10 years is the creation of a new Comprehensive Plan for Chapel Hill, called Chapel Hill 2020. This plan will guide development activity in town for the next ten years. The process is designed to include as many citizens as are willing to participate and at any level of participation that they wish. The town reports 140 people have agreed to participate as Stakeholders – you could be one too. Continue reading
Some community organizations concerned about the impact of the Kling-Stubbins proposal for downtown Chapel Hill redevelopment have organized a meeting for Tuesday, February 22nd from 6-8 PM at the St. Paul AME Church to discuss the proposal. Childcare and light refreshments will be served. Kling-Stubbins will make a presentation on information relevant to Northside and there will be questions from 5 panelists including Michelle Laws, Jim Merritt, someone from the Planning Dept staff, CJ Suitt, and Gladys Pendergraph, and open questions from the audience.
These comments were presented to the Chapel Hill Town Council on November 8, 2010.
In 1992 the Town of Chapel Hill developed a Small Area Plan that created zoning and development parameters for the area south of 15-501. The two year process included all stakeholders in that area of Town. The Plan balanced a dense urban development with the preservation of surrounding environmentally sensitive areas and open space.
Today, this area contains both dense urban development, Southern Village, and a largely undeveloped area east of Southern Village along Obey Creek. Neighbors for Responsible Growth (NRG) is opposed to the Town Council pursuing a radical change for this plan and to the Town undertaking a Development Agreement for the Obey Creek area which was intended to be protected with low density zoning. Continue reading