Downtown Chapel Hill

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Downtown Business COVID Resources

NEW Request for Use of Outdoor Public Space

Downtown is the economic and cultural heart of Chapel Hill. It is the gateway to UNC, the border with our sister town of Carrboro, the connection of the Town's historic districts, and a place for all to find something to eat, drink and be welcome.

Visiting Downtown? Check out the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, the Town's Community Arts & Culture page for information on art and event happenings, and Park on the Hill for parking information.

Opening a business in Downtown? Visit the Town Permits Center for required permits, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Town Economic Development to connect to the business community and available office space, and check out the Town's Downtown Business Waste Guide for setting up your waste collection.

Interested in Downtown development? Check out this map of current Downtown development.

Update on Downtown Street and Sidewalk Improvements

The Town is making improvements to Downtown Chapel Hill streets throughout the spring and summer.

Improvements are coming to streets in Downtown Chapel Hill.

North Graham and North Roberson streets streetscape improvements – STARTING JUNE 15

The Town will be building new or replacing existing sidewalks, amenity strips, retaining walls, curb, and gutter on the 100 blocks of both North Graham and North Roberson streets. The project will start June 15 on North Graham Street and last four to six months. More information on this project can be found at townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/downtown-investments/downtown-work-plan/downtown-streetscape-improvements.

For more information on the improvements, please visit townofchapelhill.org/gettingaround.

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The Town is part of a Downtown ecosystem, taking the lead role on planning and development, infrastructure and access, and a catalyzing role in variety and vibrancy. Below is an extensive list of all the projects Town staff have or are pursuing to create a canvas for activation:

Infrastructure & Access
Variety & Vibrancy
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