Town Council will meet again at 6:30 on Thursday, April 7 at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 North Roberson St. to continue the discussion of the composition of the Comprehensive Plan Initiating Committee. If Council expects to constitute the Initiating Committee and have them define the Comprehensive Plan process prior to their summer adjournment, this will have to move very quickly. If you have an interest in Chapel Hill’s development for the next 10 years, you need to get on board now.
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.
On January 23, 2011, Neighbors for Responsible Growth sponsored a public Meeting of Chapel Hill Neighborhoods at the former Chapel Hill Museum building. Nearly 60 residents from 40 area neighborhoods attended. The purpose of the meeting was to explore options for building upon inter-neighborhood cooperation and participation in Town governance, especially as it relates to growth in Chapel Hill. Continue reading
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