Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More

Downtown Investments

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The continual reimagining and improvement of Downtown is a Town Council priority. Below are Town initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy, infrastructure and community of Downtown Chapel Hill:

Initiative Description
Downtown Work Plan Specific projects underway.
Affordable Housing
Council initiative to adopt and support affordable housing programs
Arts and Culture
Numerous efforts underway to add arts and culture to Downtown through initiatives such as the Downtown Art Program.
Economic Development Promoting jobs and entrepreneurship in Downtown through and LaUNCh Chapel Hill as part of the Commercial Development Strategy.
Greenways and Trails 
Greenways and trails connect Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to the rest of Chapel Hill specifically for pedestrian and bicycle use. The Bolin Creek trail expansion and Tanyard Branch trail are two notable projects underway.
Northside Neighborhood Initiative
The Northside Neighborhood Initiative is a network of powerful partnerships and investment related to the historically African American community adjacent to Downtown.
Streetscape provides connectivity, walkability, and access to the Downtown.
Town Task Forces The Historic Town Hall Task Force, Varsity Theatre Task Force, and Town Properties Task Force study key Downtown properties and initiatives.


For more information on improvements in Downtown, contact Sarah Poulton at


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