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Free Weekend Parking for the Holiday Season

Shop and eat locally this holiday season in downtown Chapel Hill! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23) and continue through the weekend including Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) with free public parking downtown.

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Council Meeting Summary

Post Date:03/20/2017 9:02 PM
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Council meeting summaries are issued from the Communications and Public Affairs Department following most business meetings. To sign up to receive these by email, please send a request to info@townofchapelhill.org. This brief summary is sent immediately following the public meeting. It should not be viewed as official minutes.

Would you like to view the Council video? (townofchapelhill.org/councilvideo - this should be ready for online viewing by Tuesday afternoon).

On-Street Parking Limit
The Council approved extending the maximum-allowed time for on-street parking from two hours to three hours. Feedback from visitors and central business district merchants was gathered by Town staff, developing this recommendation to extend the time.

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence – 700 N. Estes Dr.
The Council held a public hearing, continued from Feb. 13, 2017, for a zoning atlas amendment to rezone a vacant 6.44-acre site at 700 N. Estes Dr. from Residential-1 (R-1) to Residential-5-Conditional (R-5-C). The applicant is proposing construction of an approximately 139,000 sq. ft. independent senior living facility with 152 senior units and 99 motor-vehicle parking spaces. The Council closed the public hearing and approved the zoning atlas amendment.

The Council also held a public hearing, continued from Feb. 13, 2017, for a special use permit at 700 N. Estes Dr. The Council closed the public hearing and approved the special use permit.

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