Central West Community Session Sept. 10

Join the Central West Steering Committee and your fellow community members at the upcoming Central West Community Session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Fellowship Hall at Amity United Methodist Church, 825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

The drop-in session will provide residents the opportunity to review the committee’s work to date, and to offer their thoughts and feedback.

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. For a map, please see below.

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.); form (what the area and buildings should look like); and intensity (how many new uses and buildings are comfortable for the area).

In October 2012, the Town Council established a steering committee to create a small area plan for the Central West Focus Area. Since that time, the Central West Steering Committee has developed principles and objectives that are to guide the development of the small area plan and ultimately development in the area. The committee has also developed concepts that outline various uses in the area, including mixed use, residential, office and institutional/recreational.

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process, 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.

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