The Town of Chapel Hill will host a Central West Community Drop-By Session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Meeting Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library to receive public input about proposed planning principles for the area along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and portions of Estes Drive.
The Central West Focus Area Steering Committee has developed a set of planning principles that define the important elements to be considered while developing the small area plan for this area. The planning principles include statements about the importance of connectivity, pedestrian and bicycle safety, identity/sense of place, mixed uses, diversity, green environment, and others.
During the Community Drop-By Session, community members can speak with Steering Committee members and Town staff about the planning principles and provide their feedback.
The Central West Focus Area Steering Committee was charged by the Council to develop recommendations for a small area plan for the Central West Focus Area that would address the appropriate uses, form, and intensity for the area. The Committee is to work with the community, Town staff, and a consultant, and the thoughts and ideas developed from this process will form a small area plan which if necessary, will be developed into new zoning regulations for this area.
For more information about the Central West Focus Area process and to view the draft planning principles, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest