Growth & Development

Legion Road Project Loses Out on Affordable Housing Tax Credit

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In November 2013, the Chapel Hill Town Council voted 7-1 to sell 8.5 acres of town-owned land on Legion Road to Durham-based affordable housing developer, DHIC, Inc, for $100 (the property was valued at $2 million) for the development of 170 units of affordable housing. One of the steps in that development was the need for DHIC to apply for tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to assist with funding for the development.

Open Office Hours with Lee Storrow

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Join Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Storrow for open office hours to discuss your concerns in Chapel Hill.

I'll provide refreshments, just bring yourself. Come whether you have a specific concern, or just want to hear more about what local government is doing. Past conversations have tended to go in a lot of different directions, but am definitely interested in feedback and thoughts about downtown Chapel Hill for this gathering.

Date: 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Industry- 403 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill NC,

Open Office Hours with Mia Burroughs and Lee Storrow

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Join Chapel Hill - Carrboro City School Board Member Mia Burroughs and Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Storrow for open office hours to discuss your concerns in Orange County. We'll provide refreshments, just bring yourself. Whether you have a specific concern, or just want to hear more about what local government and the school system are doing, we want to hear from you!

Date: 

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Joe Van Gogh Coffee 1129 AD Weaver Dairy Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting

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Join us for information, conversation, and imagination at the Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting on Monday, June 9!

The purpose of the Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting is to gather community feedback on the revised draft concept and the revised draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan.

In April, we began gathering input and thoughts from neighborhood and downtown residents, business owners, community members, and many others about the three draft concepts and the draft vision plan for Rosemary Street. We received a lot of great feedback, and thank you to everyone who attended the meetings! We have taken the input and revised the three draft concepts into one draft concept and have updated the draft vision plan. We would now like your feedback about the revised draft concept and draft vision plan!

Two drop-in meetings will be held on June 9 and will be at the following times:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 12:15 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge, 601 Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The format of these two meetings will be identical; the purpose of holding two meetings is to provide multiple opportunities for participants to attend and provide their input.

For information about places to park when coming to the meeting, please visit www.parkonthehill.com.

Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. This goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor that emphasizes the Town's focus on connections, choices, and community.

For more information about the Rosemary Imagined process, visit www.rosemaryimagined.com.

Date: 

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Sky Lounge at Greenbridge, 601 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill

Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting

Travis Crayton's picture

Join us for information, conversation, and imagination at the Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting on Monday, June 9!

The purpose of the Rosemary Imagined: Second Community Review Meeting is to gather community feedback on the revised draft concept and the revised draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan.

In April, we began gathering input and thoughts from neighborhood and downtown residents, business owners, community members, and many others about the three draft concepts and the draft vision plan for Rosemary Street. We received a lot of great feedback, and thank you to everyone who attended the meetings! We have taken the input and revised the three draft concepts into one draft concept and have updated the draft vision plan. We would now like your feedback about the revised draft concept and draft vision plan!

Two drop-in meetings will be held on June 9 and will be at the following times:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 12:15 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge, 601 Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The format of these two meetings will be identical; the purpose of holding two meetings is to provide multiple opportunities for participants to attend and provide their input.

For information about places to park when coming to the meeting, please visit www.parkonthehill.com.

Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. This goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor that emphasizes the Town's focus on connections, choices, and community.

For more information about the Rosemary Imagined process, visit www.rosemaryimagined.com.

Date: 

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Sky Lounge at Greenbridge, 601 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill

The Most Bizarre Thing Said About Ephesus-Fordham

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Unless you watched the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting on Ephesus-Fordham last Monday from start to finish, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard the most bizarre thing said at that meeting.

That comment came from Councilmember Ed Harrison during the discussion on whether or not to apply the freshly-approved form-based code elements of the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) to the areas of the Ephesus-Fordham district.

Your Guide to the Ephesus-Fordham Renewal Plan

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Last Monday, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved the Ephesus-Fordham renewal plan. Depending on what news sources and opinion columnists you read, you might have some understanding of what this plan actually is and does, or you might not. Since there has been so much spin around the plan, here's our guide to what the Ephesus-Fordham plan includes - and what the Council passed last Monday.

Obey Creek Public Information Meeting

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The Town of Chapel Hill will hold public information meetings related to the proposed mixed use development on the east side of U.S. 15-501 South across from Southern Village. The meetings are scheduled for noon to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 7, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Residents will hear from the Town and the development team on several topics including design, transportation, housing strategies and the environment. Both meetings will follow the same format and topics, so residents can choose the more convenient day to attend.

Obey Creek is a 124-acre property under consideration for a proposed mixed use development. It is one of two potential developments using a new development agreement process.

Obey Creek is within Area 6: U.S. 15-501 South, one of six future focus areas outlined in Chapel Hill 2020, the community's comprehensive plan. Future focus areas are portions of Chapel Hill most likely to change in the future due to vacant land, underdeveloped sites, and their locations along transportation and transit corridors. In total, these areas represent about 24 percent of the land in Chapel Hill, and they do not include the predominately single-family areas and neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. The town’s other focus areas are Area 1: Downtown Chapel Hill; Area 2: North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/I-40; Area 3: South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Homestead Road to Estes Drive; Area 4: Highway 54; and Area 5: Ephesus-Fordham.

For more information on the Obey Creek Development Agreement process, visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/obeycreek. Questions? Email developmentagreement@townofchapelhill.org with “Obey Creek” in the subject line.

Date: 

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill (Meeting Room B)

Obey Creek Public Information Meeting

Travis Crayton's picture

The Town of Chapel Hill will hold public information meetings related to the proposed mixed use development on the east side of U.S. 15-501 South across from Southern Village. The meetings are scheduled for noon to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 7, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Residents will hear from the Town and the development team on several topics including design, transportation, housing strategies and the environment. Both meetings will follow the same format and topics, so residents can choose the more convenient day to attend.

Obey Creek is a 124-acre property under consideration for a proposed mixed use development. It is one of two potential developments using a new development agreement process.

Obey Creek is within Area 6: U.S. 15-501 South, one of six future focus areas outlined in Chapel Hill 2020, the community's comprehensive plan. Future focus areas are portions of Chapel Hill most likely to change in the future due to vacant land, underdeveloped sites, and their locations along transportation and transit corridors. In total, these areas represent about 24 percent of the land in Chapel Hill, and they do not include the predominately single-family areas and neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. The town’s other focus areas are Area 1: Downtown Chapel Hill; Area 2: North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/I-40; Area 3: South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Homestead Road to Estes Drive; Area 4: Highway 54; and Area 5: Ephesus-Fordham.

For more information on the Obey Creek Development Agreement process, visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/obeycreek. Questions? Email developmentagreement@townofchapelhill.org with “Obey Creek” in the subject line.

Date: 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill (Meeting Room B)

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