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Highlights for Council Meeting (9/11/2019)

Post Date:09/11/2019 10:46 AM

The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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  Access all local government meetings including videos at

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Proposed Public Engagement Process and Task Force to Address Short Term Rentals

The Town Council requested that staff develop Short Term Rental regulations that reflect input from community stakeholders.  Staff have developed a proposed public engagement strategy for consideration. The Council will consider endorsing the process which includes creation of a task force of 11 members that will provide recommendations, a public survey, an open house and a second public information meeting.

The task force would be comprised of five advisory board champions from the Community Design Commission, Historic District Commission, Housing Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.  The task force would also include members of the community including two Short Term Rental Operators or advocates; two community members at large; and two hotel operators or those knowledgeable about lodging. If approved, the Council would consider task force membership at its Oct. 2 meeting.


Amend Code of Ordinances to Prohibit Right Turns on a Red Signal at Several Intersections

The Council will consider prohibiting right turn on red signals effective Oct. 1 at the following intersections:

  • From Caswell Road (both approaches) to Estes Drive
  • Franklin Street and Eastgate Shopping Center Entrance
  • Franklin Street and Hillsborough Street
  • Franklin Street and Henderson Street
  • Raleigh Street and Cameron Avenue/Country Club Road
  • South Road and Country Club Road
  • From South Road (westbound approach only) to Columbia Street
  • Columbia Street and Rosemary Street
  • Columbia Street and Franklin Street
  • Columbia Street and Cameron Avenue
  • Rosemary Street and Hillsborough Street
  • Rosemary Street and Henderson Street
  • Rosemary Street and Church Street
  • Manning Drive and Ridge Road
  • Manning Drive and Paul Hardin Drive
  • Raleigh Road (NC 54) and Hamilton Road


Concept Plan Review: Wegmans Food Market and SECU Street Connection

The Council will consider a concept plan for developing a street section through the SECU property to connect Wegmans to US 15-501 at the intersection with the southwest end of Eastowne Drive. The plan also envisions realigning the US 15-501 service road to accommodate the new street section and converting a portion of the service road to a multi-use path.

Concept plans are preliminary proposals from developers for Council feedback only. Staff does not conduct a formal review of the concept, and Council makes no decision.


Concept Plan Review: 1751 Dobbins Drive Office Building

The Council will consider a concept plan for constructing a new 5,500 square foot office building, demolishing a single-family home on the 0.45-acre site and a rezoning.

Concept plans are preliminary proposals from developers for Council feedback only. Staff does not conduct a formal review of the concept, and Council makes no decision.

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