Council Summary

Post Date:11/30/2018 1:43 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council met Wednesday, Nov. 28, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights. The full agenda and online video will be available at or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or

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Potential Development Partners for Town-Owned Land at 2200 Homestead Road

The Council authorized the Town Manager to issue a Request for Qualifications and begin negotiations of potential development partners for a mixed-income housing development on Town-owned land at 2200 Homestead Road. Staff plan to return to the Council with a recommendation to approve a selected development partner(s) and terms of the developer agreement. The development would serve a range of income levels and include a variety of housing types.

Set for Dec. 5: Development Applications for Active Adults Housing, 2217 Homestead Road

The Council continued the public hearing to Dec. 5 to consider these development applications. Neighbors and Town staff have met to review various issues including zoning density, roadway connection between the neighborhoods, and access. In turn, the neighbors and Town staff have met with the applicant. In addition, Town staff and the applicant are meeting to discuss details of the payment-in-lieu for affordable housing.

Application for Land Use Management Ordinance Text Amendment -Self-Storage Facility, Conditioned

The Council enacted an amendment to the Land Use Management Ordinance to permit self-storage facilities, conditioned, in the Office/Institutional-2 (OI-2) District as a special use.

Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project

The Council is considering an agreement between GoTriangle and the Town of Chapel Hill that outlines how the two organizations will work together efficiently during the remaining design and construction of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Line. After receiving public input, the Council requested that the proposed agreement be reformatted for consistency with other public agency agreements, and address issues raised by the public. The proposed agreement may return for further consideration by the Council on Dec. 5. It describes roles, responsibilities, and procedures to minimize impacts on the Town and help ensure that the light rail project is built in a timely and cost-effective manner. GoTriangle is seeking similar agreements with about a dozen organizations and agencies including the City of Durham, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke Energy, as well as right-of-way approvals from the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The Town's legal, planning, and engineering staff are reviewing the agreement and working with GoTriangle on revisions.

Interlocal Agreement for the Provision of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs and Services

The Council approved an interlocal agreement (available at with Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough regarding the provision of services related to the disposition of solid waste and recyclables within Orange County and the portion of Chapel Hill located within Durham County.

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners in 2014 created the Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG), a multijurisdictional task force charged with articulating, investigating, and proposing collaborative solutions for solid waste issues. The members of the SWAG include two elected officials from each local government agency: Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. In addition, there is one representative from UNC-Chapel Hill and one representative from UNC Healthcare.

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