Our goals for public participation with Carolina North are to help policy-makers and community members work cooperatively to reach common goals, be open, encourage participation and foster a sense of community and cooperation with residents and other groups in Chapel Hill. The goal of the Town of Chapel Hill Communications Strategy, adopted by the Council in January 2011, is to build our community relations through the highest standards of openness and participation. The Communication Strategy's goals and objectives set the course for excellent public communications for Carolina North, as well as all other important community conversations.
On January 11, 2010, the Town Council received a plan for public participation for the implementation of the Carolina North Development Agreement. The plan was prepared by Town in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill staff as requested by the Council in this resolution.Town staff has been using the outreach and communications strategies in that plan. The plan has three main components: (Click for a larger image)
- Electronic Communications - using our existing resources and new techniques to maximize participation and information sharing
- Face to Face meetings - gathering input directly from interested residents, having ample opportunity for conversations and discussion
- Board of the Whole - testing a new way of sharing information efficiently with the Town's advisory boards when projects are planned for Carolina North
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Some of the questions raised by the Council and the community on January 11, 2010 when reviewing the plan were:
- How do we engage the community in a timely manner?
- Which electronic communications are most effective?
- Are there new approaches we can test with Carolina North?
- What would be helpful information for citizens?
We would like your feedback.
If you have ideas and suggestions to make our participation efforts better, please send us an email at: email@example.com.
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|Carolina North Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) Update
||The TIA was updated in December 2009
|Public Participation Plan
||Requested by the Town Council
|Campus to Campus Connector||The development agreement requires a joint exploration of the location for a future bicycle connector between Carolina North and the Main Campus
|Detailed Carolina North Schedule
||During the public participation discussions, a community group requested a detailed schedule
|FAQs for Carolina North
||Staff developed FAQs to respond to common questions about Carolina North
|Proposed Minor Modifications to the Development Agreement
||The University requested two modifications to the Development Agreement in June, 2010.
|UNC Chapel Hill's USACOE permit application
||This is a UNC Chapel Hill Activity
Carolina North Annual Report 2010
|Received September, 2010 & September 2011
|Board of the Whole
|| under development
||There are no active construction projects at Carolina North today. The Council has asked the Town staff to develop a pilot project for some combined advisory boards for other projects. This pilot will inform the staff's effort to develop a Board of the Whole for Carolina North when development is ready to occur on the property.