The easy, 10-question survey will be available until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28.
The Central West Focus Area is located along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Estes Drive, bounded by E. Franklin Street to the east, the Carolina North Campus to the west, and Homestead Road to the north.
The area was identified as a priority during the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive planning process due to the known development pressures in the area. During the adoption of the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan, the Council requested that the Town staff work with the community to develop a process that would provide an opportunity for more focused discussion that would ultimately provide the Council with additional direction for the area.
The questionnaire was prepared by the Central West Focus Area Committee, which was appointed in December 2012 by the Town Council to provide ideas for planning the uses, form and intensity in the area. The committee is expected to prepare a report to the Council before its June 2013 meeting; a final plan should be provided no later than December 2013.
The committee is charged with ensuring that the process is open and participatory and that broad engagement occurs with the full community. A community workshop was held on March 2 to gather the community’s perceptions and vision about the area. Feedback from that workshop, as well as the questionnaire, will be used to aid the Committee ask they develop recommendations for Council regarding the form, use, and intensity of the Central West area.
For more information about the Central West Focus Area and upcoming meetings, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest.