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Summary: Town Council Special Meeting

Post Date:06/25/2020 10:11 AM

COUNCIL WEARING MASKSThe Chapel Hill Town Council met virtually Wednesday, June 24, for a special meeting.

You can view the meeting in its entirety on the Town’s legislative portal at

The Council adopted a resolution on developing new community approaches to improve racial equity and public safety in Chapel Hill. You can read the resolution at

FY 2020-2021 Budget Adoption
The Council enacted the final budget ordinance for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (beginning July 1, 2020). For more on the budget, visit

COVID-19 Pandemic Response
The Council received an update from Town of Chapel Hill Emergency Management Coordinator Kelly Drayton on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Watch the presentation at

LUMO Text Amendments – Experiential Retail
The Council approved a resolution and enacted an ordinance for Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) Text Amendment changes to Section 3.7 and Appendix A related to permitting flex office in the Town Center Zoning Districts and expanding definitions related to types of retail.

Zoning Atlas Amendment – Innovation Hub
The Council adopted a resolution of consistency and enacted an ordinance approving the rezoning at 137 E. Franklin St. and 136 E. Rosemary St. for the Street Innovation Hub.

CARES Act Funding
The Council enacted a budget ordinance amendment to receive the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation of $746,410.

Conditional Zoning – Weavers Grove, 7516 Sunrise Road
The Council adopted a resolution approving the land use plan amendment at Weavers Grove, 7516 Sunrise Road. The Council also adopted a resolution of consistency and enacted an ordinance approving the zoning atlas amendment. The Council’s actions changed the property from Residential-2 (R-2) to Residential-6 Conditional Zoning (R-6-CZ) and Neighborhood Commercial Conditional Zoning (NC-CZ).

Close Public Hearings: 125 E. Rosemary St. Redevelopment Project
The Council closed the public hearings on an Economic Development Agreement for the East Rosemary Street Redevelopment Project and Conditional Zoning at 125 E. Rosemary St. The Council will consider reopening the public hearings at a later date.

Boards and Commissions Appointments
The Council appointed members to the Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission, Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors, and Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Board. The Council will consider filling the remaining opening seats on the Town’s boards and commissions in the fall.


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