The Town of Chapel Hill and UNC held a neighborhood meeting Monday night about the possibility of a new development on Estes Drive directly across from the University's RR parking lot.
The meeting included a presentation of preliminary plans followed by questions and concerns from those currently living in the neighborhood adjacent to the land being considered for the development. The meeting was led by Mary Jane Nirdlinger, executive director for the Town of Chapel Hill's Department of Planning and Sustainability.
The plans include three or four buildings ranging from 20,000 to 80,000 square feet for the Chapel Hill Police Department, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Chapel Hill Department of Parks and Recreation, along with parking space.
“The town has a police station that is really not in good condition," Nirdlinger said. "We also have our parks and recreation administration in some trailers behind the community center, and our fire administration staff is in some pretty poor facilities."
The land that is currently allotted for the development is owned by UNC, meaning the University would be leasing it to the town.