Save the Date! Downtown Imagined: Community Input Meetings on August 11!

Join us for information, conversation, and imagination at the Downtown Imagined: Community Input Meetings on Monday, August 11!

The purpose of the Downtown Imagined: Community Input Meetings are to gather community ideas and thoughts about the future of Downtown Chapel Hill and to receive community input on the updated concept and expanded draft plan that includes all of downtown.

When: Monday, August 11, 2014
What time: Two identical drop-in meetings will be held at the following times:
– 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 12:15 p.m.
– 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief overview presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Where: Both meetings will be held in the Great Room at University Baptist Church, at the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets (100 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). To get to the Great Room, please use the church entrance that is located at the back of the church; signs will guide you to the Great Room.

Parking: For information about places to park when coming to the meeting, please visit http://www.parkonthehill.com

This planning effort expands on the early work of Rosemary Imagined. Downtown Imagined will build upon the work and community input from Rosemary Imagined to develop a plan for all of downtown. The goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the downtown that emphasizes the Town’s focus on connections, choices, and community.

For more information about the Downtown Imagined process, visit http://www.rosemaryimagined.com or watch this video at http://vimeo.com/100352539

For questions, please contact Megan Wooley, community sustainability 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.

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Review the draft Rosemary Imagined Concepts and draft Vision Plan!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Rosemary Imagined: First Community Review Meeting this morning! We had a great turnout and received lots of good ideas, feedback, and questions! We will be holding another session this evening from 6:00-8:00pm in the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge (601 Rosemary Street) – you should drop by!

During the meeting, participants provided thoughts and feedback about the three draft concepts (titled Option A, Option B, and Option C) and the draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan.

Draft Concepts – Options A, B, and C

The draft concepts have been developed by the consulting team from KlingStubbins, a planning firm located in Raleigh. These concepts are based upon the community input and feedback received during the community meetings held in the summer and fall of 2013 and from meetings with property owners.

For a copy of the draft concepts, please click here: DRAFT CONCEPTS

Please review these concepts and provide your thoughts and ideas! What do you like about these concepts? What are you concerned about? Are these concepts missing anything? Let us know!

Send your thoughts and ideas to Meg McGurk and Megan Wooley at info@rosemaryimagined.com

Draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan

During the Rosemary Imagined community meetings, many participants shared visions for and ideas about the Rosemary Street of the future. These ideas were pulled together to create the draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan.

For a copy of the draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan, please click here: DRAFT PLAN

The plan outlines nineteen visions for Rosemary Street and provides a vision statement, a lead, partners, and next steps for each of the visions.

We would like your feedback about this draft plan! Do you have ideas for implementation strategies or next steps? Would you like to be an implementation partner? Is the draft plan missing anything? Let us know!

Please send your ideas to Meg McGurk and Megan Wooley at info@rosemaryimagined.com

Next Steps

We are currently in the process of gathering community input about the draft concepts and the draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan!

In early to mid May, the three draft concepts will 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 and revised draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan.