Update to the Chapel Hill Land Development Regulations

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Topic Area: Water Quality

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Water Quality

Status Update:  On 11/23/15 the Council enacted changes to the existing regulations for Water Quality (Ordinance). 

Goal: Changes designed to align the water supply watershed regulations with state requirements and provide clearer water quality standards

 

 Who can I contact about this topic? 

       Chris Jensen
       Senior Engineer in Charge of Technical Services
       919.969.7233
       cjensen@townofchapelhill.org   

What changed in the regulations?

  • An update to the Watershed Protection District to match State requirements and exemptions, including the removal of a redundant stream buffer (consistent with the Jordan rules) and clearer development options
  • A modification to the Dimensional Matrix (Sec. 3.8) to reflect Town-wide standards based on the 2013 Council action for single-family lots
  • Clearer language and graphics for the steep slopes ordinance

What are some of the possible community benefits?

  • Increased clarity in the regulations can improve enforcement and water quality protection.

What kind of feedback has there been about this topic?

How does this connect to Chapel Hill 2020?

is there other background information about this topic?

Past Town Meetings and Events 

  9.25.13 

 
  LUMO Stakeholder Meeting to Gather Public Input 
  5:30 PM at the Library
  (Materials: presentation)

  6.16.15   
  LUMO Stakeholder Meeting to Review Public Drafts  
  12:00-1:30 PM at the Library (midday session)
  6:00-7:30 PM at the Library (evening session)
  (Materials: handoutposteroverviewpresentation)

  7.14.15  

 
  Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board Reviews:

  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality

   (Materials: presentation)

  7.21.15 

  
  Planning Commission (All Topics)   
  (Materials: memopresentation)  

  7.28.15 

  
  Stormwater Management Advisory Board Reviews:

  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality
  (Materials: presentation)

  8.11.15   

  Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board Reviews:  

  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality

   (Same materials as 7.14.15 meeting)

  8.18.15   

  Planning Commissions Reviews:

  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality 

  (Materials: memopresentation)

 
  9.28.15

 
  Public Council Hearing

  • All Topics

  (Materials: memopresentation)

  10.06.15

  
  Planning Commission Considers a Recommendations for  

  • Signage
  • Neighborhood Character Standards 
  • Water Quality

  (Materials: memopresentation)

  10.26.15    

  Public Council Hearing

  • All Topics

  (Materials: memo, presentation)

 

  11.23.15

 
  Council Business Meeting

  • All Topics 

  (Materials: memopresentation)

 

Project Information Requests

  7.23.15  

 
  Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce                       
  Conference Call

  • Accessory Apartments
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Signage
  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality

  (Materials:presentation)

  7.25.15

 
  Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce,
  Conference Call

  • Accessory Apartments
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Signage
  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality

  (Materials:presentation)

  8.06.15

 
  Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce,
  Economic Development and Public Policy Committee

  • Accessory Apartments
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Signage
  • Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Water Quality

  (Materials:presentation)

  9.01.15

 
  Home Builders Association of Durham,Orange and
  ChathamCounties Land Development Committee

  • All Topics

  (Materials:presentation)

 

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