Council Meeting Highlights for Wednesday (11/20/19)
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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 will be available at https://bit.ly/2KmTBgk
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Public attendance is welcome. Parking is available at Town Hall lots and the lot at Stephens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking is available in several public lots on Rosemary Street (parkonthehill.com). Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (chtransit.org).
Affordable Housing Report
Council will receive information about the Town’s progress to increase access to housing for individuals across a range of incomes, and to constantly strive for more equitable outcomes and opportunities for historically underserved populations. Access the complete report: https://bit.ly/2OfSP5R
Mayor’s Southern Area Focus Group Update
Council will receive an update on a group that was established to provide input and recommendations related to redevelopment of the Southern Village Park & Ride lot and adjacent parcels. The area under discussion includes properties on the west side of South 15-501 from the Southern Village Market Street entrance to south end of the Southern Community Park and Dog Park. The Obey Creek property on the west side of S15-501 is included in discussions to provide context.
UNC Health Care Eastowne Request
Council will consider support for UNC Health Care’s request to the State of North Carolina for various actions at its Eastowne property: To drain the existing farm pond, permit stream restoration and water quality improvements; to evaluate no more than two stream crossings on the parcel north of Eastowne Drive and no more than one stream crossing on the parcel within the Eastowne Drive loop; and to permit no additional land disturbance within the designated Jordan Buffer stream corridor.
Charting Our Future
Council will consider authorization to retain Glenn Heights in the South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Focus Area and to apply the traditional neighborhood character type to this community. The proposal responds to a petition from residents. Council will also consider a report on engagement. Since the beginning of August, there have been 19 in-person engagement opportunities as well as online engagement. A high-ranking interest from the community is “multi-modal connectivity to facilitate active transportation, reduce car trips, promote community vibrancy, and create walkable activity centers throughout town.”
Petition to Annex Properties at Sunrise Road and Ginger Road
Council will consider a voluntary petition on Oct. 15 from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and from Barbara and Donald Levine to annex 33.72 acres of land into the Town of Chapel Hill corporate limits. Habitat for Humanity has submitted a conditional zoning application for this site known as Weavers Grove, which would include 219 dwelling units. This development application will be the subject of a separate public hearing.
Historic District Commission (HDC) Procedures
Council will consider changes to improve Historic District Commission procedures and provide clarity for decision-making.
Financial Planning for West End Parking DeckCouncil will consider authorizing the Town Manager to proceed with financial planning for West End Parking Deck and to call a public hearing on Feb. 12, 2020, related to the Parking Payment-in-Lieu Program.