Council Meeting Highlights
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. The full agenda and video access available at https://bit.ly/2GfEFNq
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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 (parkonthehill.com). Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (chtransit.org).
Annual Compliance Reports for Development Agreements
The Council will consider reports that are required as part of respective development agreements. By accepting the reports, the Council will acknowledge receipt of itemized activities during the past year related to the 2018 Carolina North, Glen Lennox, Obey Creek, and Fire Station #2 Development Agreements.
Revised Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps
The Council will consider adopting the revised Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps through amendments to its Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. This action is necessary to maintain the Town's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Building Integrated Communities Project Update
The Council will receive an update about the Building Integrated Communities project, a multi-year planning process that helps NC local governments successfully engage with local foreign-born, refugee, and Hispanic/Latinx residents. The Town of Chapel Hill was selected to participate in the BIC project for 2017-2019. Through the project, local governments and diverse community stakeholders gain tools and build capacity to generate locally relevant strategies for promoting economic development and strengthening educational advancement. More at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/bic
Creation of New Permanently Affordable Housing
The Council will consider authorizing the transfer of ownership of Town-owned lots on Lindsay Street and Mitchell Lane to Self-Help for the placement of cottages to be used for permanently affordable housing. Northside Neighborhood Initiative https://bit.ly/2CwfR54 partners Self-Help and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center identified an opportunity to secure ownership of four cottages currently located at 109 Park Place, also known as the Grisham Cottages. The current owner of the cottages has offered to donate the cottages to the Northside Lank Bank and pay for much of the removal and relocation costs before the end of October.
Blue Hill Biannual Report
The Council will receive updates on Town improvement projects, development code changes and development activity in the Blue Hill District. The presentation will include information about the build-out of pedestrian facilities and public space. Find more about Blue Hill at https://bit.ly/2NsAmk5
Update on Coal Ash Remediation at Police Station Property
The Council will consider background and options to remediate the coal combustion products at the 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. property. The Council may consider authorizing the Town Manager to: 1. Apply for a Brownfields eligibility determination (non-binding) through the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ);
2. Hold three additional public meetings, each dedicated to one of the following: a public information meeting about environmental conditions and remediation; a public information meeting about redevelopment scenarios; and a meeting of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board; and
3. Return to Council, once a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) has been issued by NC DEQ, to share updates about the public meetings and ask the Council to decide whether to proceed with negotiating a Brownfields agreement or to determine an alternate path.