Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Council Meeting Highlights

Post Date:09/05/2017 9:15 AM

The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. The full agenda is available at http://bit.ly/2ew1a7L or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or publicaffairs@townofchapelhill.org.

Public attendance is welcome. Parking is available at Town Hall lots and the lot at Stephens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking is available in several public lots on Rosemary Street (parkonthehill.com). Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (chtransit.org).

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Donation of Property Adjacent to the Tanyard Branch Trail and Greenway Corridor
The Council will consider acceptance of a donated .27-acre lot to the Town of Chapel Hill in fee simple. The property is located between Jay Street and Tanyard Branch in the Northside neighborhood. The offered property would expand the Town-owned Tanyard Branch Greenway corridor and allow additional environmental protection to the buffer and stream.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Semi-Annual Main Campus Development Report
The Council will receive a presentation from the UNC-Chapel Hill staff. This is the second of two semi-annual reports for 2017 reviewing the status of development under construction and previewing planned campus projects on the main campus.

2200 Homestead Road for Affordable Housing
The Council will consider whether to designate 2200 Homestead Road as an affordable housing site. The Council also will consider authorizing the Town Manager to continue to pursue development of affordable housing here and to engage potential partners in discussions.

Consistent Approach for Development Agreements
Town staff has prepared a template for the Council to consider when deciding whether to enter into a Development Agreement process. The template can be adapted to individual projects while preserving some consistency between projects. Staff is not asking the Council to adopt any specific recommendations this evening, but instead to provide preliminary feedback.

Amity Station Development Agreement Process
The Council will consider a process to be followed for a Development Agreement for Amity Station; authorize the Town Manager and Town Attorney to develop a list of topics to be part of the negotiation for Amity Station consistent with the issues discussed this evening; and authorize the Town Manager and Town Attorney to establish the Development Agreement fee. The proposed development is at 318-326 West Rosemary Street. The Council has reviewed three Concept Plans for the property. The latest was reviewed on May 15, 2017

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