Status: No longer current; see below for information about current comprehensive plan.
- The Town Council adopted the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan on June 25, 2012.
- For information about the current Comprehensive Plan, click here.
The 2000 Chapel Hill Comprehensive Plan (2000 to 2012)
The 2000 Comprehensive Plan was designed to set a positive course for Chapel Hill's future. Based on an analysis of where Chapel Hill was in 2000, the Plan articulated a vision and directions in which the community wanted Chapel Hill to move.
The May 2000 adoption of the Comprehensive Plan was about a 1.5 year process resulting from the efforts of the Comprehensive Plan Workgroup, the community, and Town Council.
The Plan was organized around 12 major themes, each growing out of the community values that have been identified and which, taken together, form a strategy for Chapel Hill's future. These themes were:
- Maintain the Urban Services Area/Rural Buffer Boundary
- Participate in the regional planning process
- Conserve and protect existing neighborhoods
- Conserve and protect the natural setting of Chapel Hill
- Identify areas where there are creative development opportunities
- Encourage desirable forms of non-residential development
- Create and preserve affordable housing opportunities
- Cooperatively plan with the University of North Carolina
- Work toward a balanced transportation system
- Complete the bikeway / greenway / sidewalk systems
- Provide quality community facilities and services
- Develop strategies to address fiscal issues
The 2000 Chapel Hill Comprehensive Plan
- Table of Contents and Section 1 through Section 7
- Section 8 through Section 14
- Adopted Land Use Plan Map and its most recent revision (May 30, 2012).
- Action Plan Summary
Appendices and Index
Northern Area Task Force
Components of the 2000 Comprehensive Plan
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan (adopted October 24, 2004)
- Downtown Small Area Plan & Design Guidelines (adopted March 27, 2000)
- Northern Area Task Force (adopted January 14, 2008)
- Neighborhood Conservation Districts
- Southern Area - Small Area Plan (adopted June 23, 1992)
- Ephesus-Fordham Small Area Plan (adopted June 11, 2011)
- The Glen Lennox Area Neighborhood Conservation District Plan for CD-8C (adopted May 30, 2012)
Related Plans and Information
- Downtown Economic Development Initiative and Downtown Workshop Summary Report (2002)
- Historic Districts
- Master Landscape Plan - Entranceway Corridors (pdf)
- Northside Mobility Plan
- Orange County Comprehensive Plan
- Orange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA) - Long Range Planning Documents
- Rogers Road Small Area Plan