Erin Crouse's blog
According to the Daily Tar Heel
, UNC is going to start charging for evening parking this fall. All students will shoulder this cost as an annual $10.40 charge to their student fees. Non-affliated visitors to UNC will pay $2/evening. Nighttime employees will pay an annual fee between $227 (for those with an income of less than $25K/year) to $390 (for those making over $100K/year), which is the same price as daytime permits.
The Central West
was presented to the Planning Board last night. Given the issues
the Central West steering committee had coming to an agreement on a
plan, and how the committee ended up costing much more than was
expected, I had low expectations for the output of the steering
committee. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the draft plan.
The plan is mostly multifamily residential, and not particularly
tall (3-4 stories, with one 5-8 story area that is completely
The Chapel Hill Town Council may still be on summer break, but staff and citizens have been busy!
The Chapel Hill Town Council is moving forward with its advisory board restructuring process. As I described in an earlier post, the first stage of this process deals with creating a new advisory boards to oversee development review. Starting tomorrow (July 8) at 6:30PM, and continuing for the following five Mondays, there will be public input sessions at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
is the first of two public information sessions regarding changes to
Chapel Hill's advisory board structure. For the past several years, the
Town of Chapel Hill has been in the process of reevaluating most of its
operations. This includes changes in department organizational policies
and procedures, employee compensation and classification, and Council
guidelines for more efficient meetings. However, one area of the Town's
operations that has not yet been restructured are its advisory boards.
There has been a Council committee in place since 2010 (currently
Tonight, the Chapel Hill Town Council is expected to enact fees on users of their park and ride lots. This fee is in response to UNC’s decision to start charging at their own park and ride lots. Leaving Town-owned park and ride lots free would create a traffic nightmare, so the Town is trying to start their own permit program. I’m sure that the extra revenue that will be generated from this fee is also a consideration, especially in a tight budget year.
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