Coming Up: Launch Week for Land Use Management Ordinance Update

Another DESIGN 2020 project is about to launch – the review and update of Chapel Hill’s land use and development rules, which are currently outlined in a document called the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO).

The Town Council adopted the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan in June 2012. Today, the work to implement the community’s new vision is termed DESIGN 2020 (www.townofchapelhill.org/design). The latest project is titled “LUMO Update,” which will work to revise and modernize the 10-year-old zoning and codes rulebook that guides and directs the development of land in Chapel Hill.

The Town of Chapel Hill will host a series of LUMO Update events beginning in September. Phase 1 topic areas include: Stormwater/Resource Conservation District, Parking Lot Landscaping, Bed and Breakfasts, and the Sign Ordinance. Future focus area coding for Ephesus Church/Fordham and general reformatting/reorganization of the LUMO document are also included in Phase 1.

Sep. 11: Council Work Session: Lee Einsweiler, Principal at Code Studio and lead consultant for the LUMO Update, will present an overview of the project, highlighting key milestones and other considerations. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Library, located at 100 Library Drive.

Sep. 24: LUMO Launch Event: The Town will host a kickoff event to introduce the LUMO Update project to the community. Lead consultant, Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio, will provide an overview of the project. Town staff will begin receiving public input related to the specific topic areas under review as part of Phase 1. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. Additional meetings will be held Sept. 25-26 to provide more details and gather additional stakeholder input on the Phase 1 topic areas (see below).

Sep. 25: LUMO Topic Area Stakeholder Meetings: The Town will host a meeting to hear from stakeholders who are interested in the Stormwater/Resource Conservation District and Parking Lot Landscaping components of the LUMO. Stakeholders are any person or persons interested in these topics, including Town advisory board and commission members who may already serve the Town in a related capacity. Lead project consultant, Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio, will provide information about the LUMO Update process and key considerations for these topic areas. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive.

Sep. 26: LUMO Topic Area Stakeholder Meetings: The Town will host a meeting to hear from stakeholders who are interested in the Sign Ordinance and Bed & Breakfast components of the LUMO. Stakeholders are any person or persons interested in these topics, including Town advisory board and commission members who may already serve the Town in a related capacity. Lead project consultant, Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio, will be on hand to provide information about the LUMO Update process and key considerations for these topic areas. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive.

For more information about the LUMO Update, including a schedule for major milestones over the next several months, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/lumo. Would you like to receive regular e-mail updates about this project? Contact us at lumo@townofchapelhill.org.

The LUMO Update process is one of many public input opportunities of DESIGN Chapel Hill 2020. Learn more about all projects at www.townofchapelhill.org/design.

Contact: John Richardson 919-969-5075 or jrichardson@townofchapelhill.org

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