Council Meeting Summary for Wednesday (11/13/19)
The Chapel Hill Town Council met at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Council took the following actions, summarized here. Access the full agenda and video from the meeting at https://bit.ly/2rmlOx3
Parking Regulations in the Burch Kove Neighborhood
Council received information about potential new parking regulations to address on-street parking conflicts with larger vehicles traversing the neighborhood located near Homestead and Seawell School roads. Staff will return to Council with a proposal to designate 20 on-street parking spaces in the neighborhood and to explore one-way travel lanes with resident input.
Public Forum: Needs Assessment of Community Development Block Grant Program
Council received public comment on the Town’s Housing and Community needs for use of 2020-2021 CDBG funds and the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan Goals and Priorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created CDBG for the purposes of providing decent affordable housing, creating suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunity.
Language Access Plan
Council approved a Town of Chapel Hill Language Access Plan in support of goals to create a Vibrant and Inclusive Community. The plan will provide Limited English Proficient (LEP) residents with meaningful access to Town information and services in their preferred language. Chapel Hill residents identified language access as a key issue for the Town to focus on, as outlined in the Building Integrated Communities Action Plan. www.townofchapelhill.org/bic
Application for Conditional Zoning Atlas Amendment at 1751 Dobbins Drive
Council approved a zoning atlas amendment for conditional zoning related to a proposal for construction of a two-story, 5,747 SF office building with 21 parking spaces.
Wegmans Street Improvements
Council approved a modification to a special use permit for a proposed a realignment of the US 15-501 Service Road across the adjacent State Employees Credit Union property, creating a full-access connection from the Wegmans development at 1810 Fordham Blvd. to US 15-501. Under the plan, the former Service Road location will be repurposed as a multi-use path.
Proposed Changes to Land Use Management Ordinance Pertaining to Conditional Zoning
The Council received public comments and considered proposed changes to provide consistency regarding Concept Plans and to allow multi-family development as conditional zoning applications. The Planning Commission recommended that the Council enact the proposed amendments. The Council continued the public hearing to Jan. 8, 2020, for further public input and consideration.
Concept Plan: West Rosemary Street Hotel, 108-114 W. Rosemary St.
Council considered a concept plan to demolish two existing structures and construct a 95,000 SF hotel. No Council decision is made on concept plans, however an applicant may receive Council feedback on an initial sketch. More at https://bit.ly/2KrCvxP
Concept Plan Review: Evolve, 1701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Council considered a concept plan for an existing development with an approved special use permit. No Council decision is made on concept plans, however an applicant may receive Council feedback on an initial sketch. More at https://bit.ly/357Au1P