Central West Study Area

Meet the Draft Central West Small Area Plan: Midday Session

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From the Town's press release:

"Meet the Draft Central West Small Area Plan!" meetings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Both meetings will be identical in format. 

During the "Meet the Draft Central West Small Area Plan" meetings, Town of Chapel Hill staff will provide an overview of the contents of the draft Central West Small Area Plan. After the overview presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. 

The Draft Central West Small Area Plan is an 80-page planning guide that provides a vision for the Central West Area in words, maps, and diagrams for future development of the area. The Small Area Plan is the result of community input received in over 10 community sessions and over 30 Steering Committee meetings that have taken place since the Town Council established a steering committee to create a small area plan for the area. 

The draft Central West Small Area Plan includes principles and objectives that are to guide development in the area, recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian amenities, and a Concept Plan that outlines various uses and heights for the area. 

The Town Council will have an opportunity to review and receive public comment at a public hearing about the Draft Central West Small Area Plan at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Southern Human Services Center Complex, 2501 Homestead Road. For more information about the Public Hearing, click here: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=15&recordid=4715 

The Central West Focus Area is located near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Estes Drive and extends from Carrboro to the west, Franklin Street to the east, Homestead Road to the north, and Maple Drive to the south. 

The Central West Focus Area was identified as a "future focus area" during the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive planning process due to the known development pressures in the area. The Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan states that this area needs continued community conversation about its future and the appropriate uses (such as residential, commercial, office, mixed-use, etc.) for the area.

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process and to view the draft plan, please visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest  

For questions, please contact Megan Wooley, housing and neighborhood services planner, at compplan@townofchapellhill.org or 919-969-5059.

 

Date: 

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Central West Steering Commitee Meeting

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Agenda includes discussion of:

  • Draft Stormwater Language
  • Draft Street Character Language and Matrix
  • Draft Vision Language
  • Draft Recommendations
This should be a great opportunity to see the vocal minority in action. 

 

Date: 

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Training Room at the Transit Building, 6900 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill

Central West, Density, and the Vocal Minority

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The Central West draft plan 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

Central West Study Area - drop-in info session

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Via e-mail:
 
Join the Central West Steering Committee and your fellow community members at the upcoming Central West Community Session!

The Central West Community Session will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at Amity United Methodist Church located at 825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

The drop-in session will provide community members the opportunity to review the Steering Committee’s work to date (including the principles, objectives, and concepts) and to offer their thoughts and feedback.

Help spread the word about the Community Session to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues! Attached to this email are flyers that can be distributed about the session.

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process, please visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest

Hope to see you there!
 
Megan

Date: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Amity United Methodist Church, 825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

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Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

Share your thoughts about the draft Central West Planning Principles!

All are welcome to attend, and please invite your friends and neighbors!

The Central West Steering Committee has developed draft planning principles that define the important elements to be considered in Central West Focus Area small area plan. We invite the community to provide their thoughts and feedback about the principles during this drop-by session!

Community Drop-By Session Details

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

What: An opportunity for community members to review the draft planning principles, speak with Steering Committee members, and provide feedback

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process, please visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest

Have questions? Contact Megan Wooley at 919-969-5059 or compplan@townofchapelhill.org

Central West map

Date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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