Recap of American Legion Property Charrette

Post Date:04/13/2017 1:28 PM



The Town of Chapel Hill held a charrette – a public design and planning activity -- on Saturday, April 8, at the Legion Post to gather ideas about the future use of the American Legion property which was recently purchased by the Town.

More than 100 people attended throughout the day. Participants worked with a design consulting team in small groups to create conceptual sketches for the 36-acre property. Information was presented about natural features and neighboring properties so that the sketches would be sensitive to the surroundings.

At the end of the day, the consultants shared seven sketches, encompassing a variety of options. Significant recreation facilities and conservation of the stream corridor were typical features in the concepts presented.

The consultants will now work on refining these sketches, compiling all the written feedback received prior to and during the day of the charrette, and identifying the common themes.

The American Legion Task Force will then review these findings later in April. A report back to the community and Town Council is anticipated in May.

Additional information on the public engagement process can be found at


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