Recap of Wednesday’s Council Meeting

Post Date:09/13/2019 12:51 PM
COUNCIL MEETING

The Chapel Hill Town Council met 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 and video access is available at https://bit.ly/2kum4ax   

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Public Engagement Process for Short Term Rentals

The Town Council has requested the development of Short Term Rental (STR) regulations that reflect input from community stakeholders.  The Council has created a process that includes a task force that will provide recommendations.

The task force will comprise two advisory board champions, one each from the Housing Advisory Board and Planning Commission.  The task force will also include members of the community including a resident of the Historic District; two Short Term Rental Operators or advocates; four community members at large; and two hotel operators or those knowledgeable about lodging; and two alternates. The Council is scheduled to consider task force membership at its Oct. 2 meeting. Learn more and apply at www.townofchapelhill.org/boards

The Council has identified three categories of STRs, including: rentals of rooms or accessory dwellings by host/owners who reside on site; whole house rentals by owner/occupants when owners are not on site; and whole house, non-owned occupied rentals. More detail on this agenda item at https://bit.ly/2kbmh1U

 

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

The Council deferred to a future date further consideration of prohibiting right turn on red signals at various intersections around town.

 

Concept Plan Review: Wegmans Food Market and SECU Street Connection

The Council considered 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 considered 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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