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The Town and its partners are continuously assessing the physical space of Downtown to ensure a clean, safe and accessible place for all. The Downtown Work Plan prioritizes identifying sidewalk installations for relevance, repairs and replacements and reducing barriers for small businesses.
One component of these efforts is to monitor the Downtown streetscape and sidewalks for potential improvements by both the Town and businesses. With that in mind, the Town, UNC, and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership will continue past Spring Cleaning efforts with the Seasonal Cleaning Initiative.
Coordination and Goals
Coordinated by Downtown resident Doug Rothwell, walking audits will be conducted of specific blocks of Downtown streets in spring and fall. The result will be lists of opportunities including maintenance, replacements, removals or additions for both the Town-owned space and business frontages. Observations will be shared with the Town and businesses and available resources for improvements will be provided to businesses as needed. This initiative is a further experimentation in how the Town partners to fostering a vibrant Downtown.
Seasonal Cleaning Areas
The Seasonal Cleaning Initiative's has conducted the following audits:
April 2018: West Franklin Street, 200, 300 and 400 blocks: COMPLETE
July 2018:All of Rosemary and Franklin Streets: COMPLETE
November 2018: Franklin St. only: ONGOING
Early Spring 2019: Rosemary St. only
Downtown resident Doug Rothwell, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Executive Director Meg McGurk, UNC Community Relations' Linda Convissor and Town staff member Sarah Poulton conduct the Spring, 2018 Season Cleaning walk.