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.
Council Meeting Summary
The Chapel Hill Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and considered an agenda that includes these highlights. Access the complete agenda at http://bit.ly/2ew1a7L or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.
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.