Growth & Development

Central West, Density, and the Vocal Minority

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 separate from all the other areas on the map by open space). It makes ample use of trail connectors and other infrastructure to increase bike and pedestrian safety, which will be a welcome improvement to the area. I personally think the buildings at the corner of Estes and MLK could be a bit taller, but credit should be given to steering committee co-chairs Amy Ryan and Michael Parker for putting together a plan that tried to acknowledge and address the wide range of issues and viewpoints of  those that participated in the process.

Carrboro Community Conversation on Zoning: A Downtown Destination

The third and final in a series of community conversations on zoning by Carrboro Planning Board.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


The ArtsCenter

Carrboro Community Conversation on Zoning: Mills, Malls, and Mini-Marts

The second in a series of conversations on zoning sponsored by the Carrboro Planning Board.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Carrboro Town Hall

Carrboro Community Conversation on Zoning: Changing the Landscape - Subdivisions

The first of a series of three community conversations about zoning sponsored by the Carrboro Planning Board.


Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


McDougle Elementary School

Hey look, it's another survey! This one is about the Central West Focus Area, which is supposed to create a Small Area Plan.



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