A small area plan is a detailed, long-range land-use plan that is focused on a particular area. Small area plans guide future land-use expectations and decisions for the Town government, as well as developers and property owners.
Small area plans work in conjunction with the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan and Design Guidelines and may vary in terms of their transportation, housing, and economic development goals. Plans are developed with community input and may be amended over time.
Rogers Road (In development) - A master plan and sewer plan is currently being developed
The Transportation Planning Division oversees transportation studies, plans, and projects in Chapel Hill. Their planning work prepares Chapel Hill's transportation network for a smarter, more sustainable future.
The Land Use Management Ordinance is a land development code which sets the rules for things like buildings, uses, streets, lighting, parking lots and other elements of the built environment. The LUMO was adopted in 2003 and was updated in 2015-2016.
Special Protection Areas are designed to protect either natural resources or the existing built environment. Development within a Special Protection Area is subject to special regulations in addition to those associated with the zoning district for your property.