Mayor’s Southern Area Focus Group Meeting

Post Date:12/10/2019 8:37 AM

The next meeting of the Mayor’s Southern Area Focus Group will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 101 Market St.

The charge of this group is to provide input and recommendations related to redevelopment of the Southern Village Park & Ride lot and adjacent parcels. The focus group should consider the context from and connections to the Southern Community Park as well as the Obey Creek parcel which is located on the east side of Highway 15-501.

Additional context for the discussion relates to a number of timely issues including:

  • Community interests put forward in the Obey Creek Compass Committee report
  • Christ United Methodist Church’s request to acquire the Park & Ride turn-around through land swap or sale
  • Integration of a future children’s museum (Kidzu) in the area
  • Ongoing design work for the North-South Bus Rapid Transit project

Area: The area to be discussed is to include 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 Highway 15-501 is to be included in discussions to provide context and for the purpose of crafting recommendations related to the creation of visual and physical connections as both sides of the road develop.

For more information, visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/planning/development-activity-report/kidzu-development-agreement or contact Town of Chapel Hill staff Jake Lowman at jlowman@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5082 or Mary Jane Nirdlinger at mnirdlinger@townofchapelhill.org or 919-968-2739.

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