Council Highlights June 27, 2018

Post Date:06/26/2018 4:28 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 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 or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or

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 ( Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (

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Funding for Human Services Agencies
Town Council will consider authorizing $419,000 in funding to human services agencies as recommended by the Human Services Advisory Board. Funding decisions were based on the following priorities: safety-net services for disadvantaged residents; education, mentorship and after-school programs for youth facing a variety of challenges; and programs aimed at improving health and nutrition for needy residents.


Street Patching, Milling and Resurfacing of Town Streets
The Council will consider awarding a $689,538 bid for street patching, milling and resurfacing on streets including Clayton Road from Caswell Road to the cul-de-sac, Gardner Circle from Weyer Drive to Highgrove Drive, and Weaver Dairy Road Extension from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Homestead Road.


Progress Report on Town Manager Goals and Priorities
The Council will receive a progress report on Town Manager goals and priorities set in October 2017.


Update on Town Manager Selection Process
Mayor Pam Hemminger is scheduled to provide an update on the Town Manager Selection Process.


Town and University Joint Operations Center
The Council will consider a development agreement that, if approved, would govern and regulate development of the property at 1050 Estes Drive. This project will contain the Town’s future Municipal Services Center and future University uses on a 20-acre site, owned by the University and Foundation. The Town is pursuing a 99-year lease and the first phase of development is expected to be the 72,000-square foot Municipal Services Center. There is no current timeline for the other buildings. This proposed development includes a rezoning application.


Advisory Boards Voting Procedure
The Council will consider an ordinance amendment to modify the voting requirements of the Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, and Community Design Commission. The proposed changes would increase the necessary concurring votes in order to take action on a development application. This ordinance amendment also changes quorum for the Planning Commission and Historic District Commission to be consistent with NC General Statutes.


Non-Residential Development and Building Size in Blue Hill District
The Council will consider text amendments that would encourage non-residential uses within subdistricts of the Blue Hill District, including an incentive to allow buildings with a non-residential use to have a greater upper story floor area, and a requirement that residential development only be allowed if an applicant provides a non-residential component in their project, based on a menu of options. Additionally, the proposed text amendments would establish new limitations on lot coverage throughout the Blue Hill District by requiring that recreation space be located outdoors, on-site, and at the perimeter of the development. This meets the interest of limiting building size by modifying an existing standard in the Form District.


Eastowne Redevelopment Medical Office Building
The Council will consider redevelopment applications at 100 Eastowne Drive for demolition of four existing buildings and construction of a 153,000 square foot six-story building for medical office and clinic uses, with a separate 5 ½-story, 580-space parking deck. A landscaped buffer along the US 15-501 right-of-way is also proposed.


Charting Our Future Update
The Council will receive an update on the question of expanding the scope of the Future Land Use Map Refinement Project that would add for in-depth analysis the additional territory in the South 15-501 corridor, the ETJ north of I-40, and along Mt. Carmel Church Road. This change will require additional staff and consultant time as well as financial resources to accomplish due to the nature and extent of the planning questions that must be addressed in these areas.

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