Upcoming Rosemary Imagined Meeting! Join Us on April 10th!

Join us for information, conversation and imagination at the Rosemary Imagined: First Community Review Meeting on Thursday, April 10!

The purpose of the Rosemary Imagined: First Community Review Meeting is to review the two draft concepts for Rosemary Street. These concepts are being drafted by the consulting team from KlingStubbins, a planning firm located in Raleigh, based upon the community input and feedback received during the Rosemary Imagined meetings held in the summer and fall of 2013.

Two drop-in meetings will be held on April 10 and will be at the following times:
• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 12:15 p.m.
• 6 to 8:00 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 6:45 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge, 601 Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The format of these two meetings will be identical; the purpose of holding two meetings is to provide multiple opportunities for participants to attend and provide their input.

During the meeting, we will gather community comment about the two draft concepts. The concepts will then be revised to develop one draft concept. A Second Community Review meeting will be held in late May or early June to receive community feedback about the revised draft concept.

Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. This goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor that emphasizes the Town’s focus on connections, choices, and community.

For more information about the Rosemary Imagined process, visit http://rosemaryimaginedblog.com/

For questions, contact Megan Wooley, housing and neighborhood services planner for the Town of Chapel Hill, and Meg McGurk, executive director for the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership at info@rosemaryimagined.com. Megan can also be reached at 919-969-5059, and Meg can be reached at 919-967-9440.

Greetings from the Rosemary Imagined Project Team!

We hope that everyone’s 2014 is off to a good start! We are looking forward to lots of neat ideas, continued discussions, and fun gatherings in this new year.

We wanted to provide you with an update about the Rosemary Imagined project and let you know where we will be heading in 2014.

First, thank you to everyone who has participated in this planning effort thus far. We appreciate all the time, energy, and creative thinking that community members have dedicated to this process. We are excited about all the ideas we gathered through the polling sessions, pitch meetings, and conversations last year.

If you are new to this project, Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. This goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor that emphasizes the Town’s focus on connections, choices, and community.

To see what’s been done so far, visit http://rosemaryimaginedblog.com/

Over the next few months, the Rosemary Imagined Project Team will be working with a consulting team, located in Raleigh, from the planning firm Kling Stubbins to take the input we received during the community sessions and develop these into two concepts. We will be holding a community meeting called the “First Community Review Meeting” on April 10th to receive your input and ideas about these two concepts. More information about the April 10th meeting will be coming soon.

After the April meeting, we will refine the two concepts into one concept, and we will again ask for your feedback about this concept during the “Second Community Review meeting” to be held in May/June.

So you may be thinking, this all sounds great, and I want to continue to be involved! How can I make that happen?

Here are a few ways to stay involved:
– If you have thoughts and want to share them, email Megan Wooley and Meg McGurk at info@rosemaryimagined.com
– Mark your calendar for the First Community Review Meeting on April 10th; more information coming soon
– Stay informed with the Rosemary Imagined happenings through the Rosemary Imagined blog which can be found at http://www.rosemaryimaginedblog.com

We anticipate completing the Rosemary Imagined planning effort by Fall of this year, and we are excited about the upcoming months and the work ahead!

Thanks for reading, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Yours in information, conversation, and imagination,

The Rosemary Imagined Project Team

– Megan Wooley, Housing and Neighborhood Services Planner II, Town of Chapel Hill
– Meg McGurk, Executive Director, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
– Mary Jane Nirdlinger, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Town of Chapel Hill
– Dwight Bassett, Economic Development Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

Central West Continues Discussion

Last week, the Central West Steering Committee had a lively discussion about the concepts for the Central West Focus Area.

The three concepts prepared by the consultants are available here.

Concepts Presentation 6 4 2013_Concept 1

Concepts Presentation 6 4 2013_Concept 2

Concept Presentation_6-4-2013_Concept 3

For a larger image, click on the image of the concepts above.

The Steering Committee will meet again next week on June 11th from 7:00-9:00PM in the Tuscany Room at the Siena Hotel, 1505 E. Franklin Street. During the meeting, the Committee will look at new concepts that respond to the input and discussion from the June 4th meeting.

The Steering Committee also received some ideas from the neighborhood representatives who attended the meeting. Click here for this presentation.