Blue Hill Massing Study Update

Post Date:10/18/2019 3:48 PM
Blue Hill Massing

The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department announces that the Blue Hill Massing public information meeting and public hearing are being rescheduled from previously announced dates.  

New public engagement opportunities for Blue Hill Massing will  be posted at and the Town calendar is available at

In response to a petition from Council members, the Town is conducting a massing study to evaluate potential modifications to the form-based code for the Blue Hill District.

Massing refers to the shape, form, and size of a building. Massing that creates a sense of human scale can contribute to the walkability of an area.

Objectives for new standards around building massing in Blue Hill include:

  • Increase pedestrian connections (ability to move around buildings)
  • Increase visual permeability (ability to see around buildings)
  • Reduce visual impact of taller buildings (ability to see over and above buildings)
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