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Historic Town Hall Committee

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 Historic Town Hall was built in 1938 and is owned by the Town.

**The Council accepted the committee's final report and recommendations at the June 26, 2017 Council business meeting.

Committee Report

Final Council Presentation

Council Resolution and Materials



On October 26, 2016, the Town of Chapel Hill Council established a committee to consider the possible future use of the Historic Town Hall facility as a visitors and history center, culminating with a report and recommendation to the Council anticipated in May 2017.On November 15, 2016 the Orange County Board of Commissioners authorized their participation in this committee.

Historic Town Hall was built in 1938 and is owned by the Town. The facility is currently occupied by the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services (IFC) Community Kitchen.

Committee Mission

Opportunity Statement: The Inter‐Faith Council for Social Services is proceeding with plans to vacate Historic Town Hall. A recommendation is needed regarding the future use and occupancy of this building.

Goal: A Historic Town Hall Committee will represent the interests of the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County to consider the opportunity to renovate the Historic Town Hall building at 100 West Rosemary Street as a Visitor's Center, a History Center, or both for possible occupancy by the Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitor's Bureau, Chapel Hill Historical Society, and/ or Chapel Hill Museum.

On June 27, 2016, the Town received a petition regarding combining the Visitor's Center and Chapel Hill Museum at the Historic Town Hall facility. This committee will respond to the petition by considering the possibility of these uses for the Historic Town Hall facility.

Meeting Schedule and Public Participation

The Historic Town Hall committee typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4pm and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8am. Please always check the Town event calendar to confirm the meeting time and place. Links to each meeting on the Town event calendar and meeting materials are provided below.

Public comments will be limited to a period of five to ten minutes at both the beginning and the end of the meeting agenda.  The Committee Chair may decide to extend the allotted time for public participation.

May 22, 2017 Meeting 

May 3, 2017 Meeting 

April 13, 2017 Meeting 

March 22, 2017 Meeting

March 9, 2017 Meeting

February 22, 2017 Meeting

February 9, 2017 Meeting 

January 25, 2017 Meeting

January 12, 2017 Meeting

December 14, 2016 Meeting

November 28, 2016 Meeting

Questions about this committee? Contact Megan Dale at or 919-969-5115. 

More information about the Historic Town Hall committee and a list of committee members can be found on the Council boards and commissions webpage.


Questions about this committee? Contact Megan Dale at or 919-969-5115 with any questions.

Questions about this committee? Contact Megan Dale at or 919-969-5115 with any questions.

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