It looks as though Chapel Hill’s makeover is still not finished.
The town will be undergoing another renovation to create a mixed-use development that will allow for some some new business types to open. This new development will be on the east side of Millhouse Road, south of the Chapel Hill Transit Facility.
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is optimistic about this new innovation because it will bring light industrial or advanced manufacturing to the town. She said that this will be a place that encourages new activity and promotes jobs.
“Right now, most places in Chapel Hill are zoned residential and there is a long process to re-zone an area that keeps these kinds of innovation away from our community,” Hemminger said in an email. “By providing a zone/place to make this happen, it is a huge signal that we want this kind of commercial business here and that we are willing to work with developers to make it happen, by designating a zone and place for it.”
As part of the town’s commercial development strategy, this new innovation springs forth with the vision to make Chapel Hill a destination that earns its place on the map.