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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Council Meeting Summary

Post Date:09/06/2017 4:46 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and considered an agenda that includes these highlights. Access the complete agenda at or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or

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 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? ( - this should be ready for online viewing by Thursday afternoon). 

Donation of Property Adjacent to the Tanyard Branch Trail and Greenway Corridor
The Council voted to accept a donation of a .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 received 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 adopted a resolution to designate 2200 Homestead Road as an affordable housing site and authorize the Town Manager to continue to pursue development of a mixed-income affordable housing development on that site.

Consistent Approach for Development Agreements
The Council discussed approaches entering into a Development Agreement process. The Council will consider the needs of each project in planning the Development Agreement process and will strive to encourage more public involvement.

Amity Station Development Agreement Process
The Council authorized the Town Manager and Town Attorney to frame a process for a Development Agreement for Amity Station, to propose a list of topics for negotiation and 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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