Council Meeting Summary

Post Date:04/27/2016 9:59 PM
The Council proclaimed May 2016 as Bike Month and
Mental Health Awareness Month.

The Chapel Hill Town Council met on Wednesday, April 27, and considered an agenda,, that includes these highlights. Council meeting summaries are issued from the Communications and Public Affairs Department following most business meetings. To sign up to receive these by email, please send a request to This brief summary is sent immediately following the public meeting. It should not be viewed as official minutes.

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Special Meeting to Interview Applicants
The Council interviewed 10 applicants to fill three spots on the Community Design Commission and 11 applicants to fill one spot on the Planning Commission. The Council will vote on those positions May 9.

Transportation Management Plan 2015-16 Biennial Survey Results
The Council received results from the Transportation Management Plan (TMP) 2015-16 survey and provided feedback to Town staff. The TMP provides information and incentives to local employers to encourage the use of public transit, bicycling and walking. The Town conducts a survey every two years on commuter travel behavior and demographics to inform future efforts and policy decisions.

North-South Corridor Study Update
The Council received an update and provided feedback on the study of the travel corridor that runs along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Historic Airport Road/NC Hwy 86), South Columbia Street (including the portion of Pittsboro Street along the one-way pairing in this corridor through UNC campus), and US 15-501 South. The Council then approved the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and referred it to planning partners for further study.

Consideration of the Redevelopment of 415 West Franklin St.
The Council authorized the Town Manager and Attorney to continue discussions with Legacy Real Property Group and return to the Council with recommendations for a development review process and a financial plan for redevelopment at 415 West Franklin St. The applicant proposes a 95,0000 square-foot building with retail, an entertainment venue, office space and housing, including affordable units. An ancillary parking deck would include up to 450 spaces on approximately four levels replacing the approximately 150+/- surface spaces currently on the property.


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