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Most municipal offices will be closed. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day is Wednesday, May 30). Chapel Hill Transit will not operate. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. A Special Service of Remembrance will be held at the Orange County Veterans Memorial at 7:30 a.m. Read more.

Historic District Commission looking for new members

Post Date:02/01/2018 1:31 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Historic District Commission.

There are currently two vacancies. Applicants must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill or in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). A map of the Town is available at if you are uncertain whether you live within one of these areas.

Ordinance requires that a majority of the members have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history or architecture.

The Council has also indicated an interest in assuring that there is at least one architect on the Commission and at least one member who is not a resident of one of the Local Historic Districts. 

Additional vacancies will open when several terms expire later this spring.

Historic District Commission members serve three-year terms. The Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

How to Apply

  • Apply by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, by completing an application form at, and
  • If possible, attend the Historic District Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. During this meeting you will be invited to make a brief statement about your interest and respond to any follow-up questions. If you are unable to attend the Feb. 13 meeting, your application will still be considered.

The Historic District Commission will make its recommendations at the Feb. 13 meeting, and the Council will schedule appointments for Feb. 28.

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