Community-drawn maps are hung up at the first show-and-tell for updating the Future Land Use Map of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill charts its future through 2049 with community input

At the Charting Our Future sessions, town residents talked about improving the livability, walkability and safety in Chapel Hill as well as maintaining the character of the town.

Chapel Hill 2020

Chapel Hill 2020 is a plan approved by Chapel Hill Town Council in 2012 that plans to shape the vision and growth of the town. The plan is a reflection of values and visions that imagine an accessible, affordable and sustainable place to live. It asserts the importance of the community’s natural resources as well as the value of a vibrant downtown area and active neighborhoods.

The five “Big Ideas” of the plan involve increasing bike-ability and walkability, increasing enterprise on Rosemary Street, emphasizing Chapel Hill as a recreational destination, increasing the ratio of workforce housing and establishing community and neighborhood support. The plan is to have all of these goals accomplished by 2020.

The full plan can be found here.

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