Thursday, September 16, 2010

Downtown Development Framework and Action Plan

The future of downtown Chapel Hill will be discussed during the presentation of the draft Downtown Development Framework and Action Plan to Town advisory boards and commissions on beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The presentation will be made by Dan Douglas of Kling Stubbins, and questions will follow the presentation.

The Town of Chapel Hill created a master plan for downtown, the Downtown Small Area Plan, in 2000. The Town Council initiated a new Downtown Master Plan as one of its goals for 2009. In November 2009, the Town, in conjunction with the Downtown Partnership, issued an RFP, and Kling-Stubbins of Raleigh was selected to complete the Downtown Development Action Plan and Framework.

A planning team held two meetings in April 2010 for interested parties to share their opinions on development in downtown Chapel Hill. A first draft of findings was presented to the public during a planning charette on June 10. The June 10 presentation is available online:

For more information, contact Dwight Bassett, Economic Development Officer for the Town of Chapel Hill, at 919-969-5010 or

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Downtown Master Plan

In November of 2009, the Town Council and the Downtown Partnership issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Downtown Master Plan. As a result, the Raleigh based firm Kling Stubbins developed a plan to help guide the Town and community in a five to eight year plan to make sure our Downtown remains the envy of the South. The plan focuses on increased connectivity, pedestrian access, parking, and public space.

Two public forums were held, Thursday April 8, 2010. Check out their draft proposal here:

Downtown Development Framework