Six future focus areas were outlined in the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan and the adopted small area plan. Future focus areas are portions of Chapel Hill most likely to change in the future due to vacant land, underdeveloped sites, and their locations along transportation and transit corridors. In total, these areas represent about 24 percent of the land in Chapel Hill, and they do not include the predominately single-family areas and neighborhoods of Chapel Hill.
Area 1: Downtown Chapel Hill (see Downtown Master Planning Process)
Area 3: South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Homestead Road to Estes Drive (see Central West Small Area Plan)
Area 4: Highway 54 (see Glen Lennox)
Area 5: North 15-501 (see Ephesus Church-Fordham District)
Area 6: South 15-501 (see Obey Creek Development Agreement Process)