Officials from the Town of Chapel Hill are considering plans to “activate” the 140 West plaza — an open, public area at the intersection of W. Franklin Street and Church Street that is currently the home of the “Exhale” sculpture, a large, public art display commissioned in 2013.
Currently, the plaza is only used for occasional events. "Activating" it would give the plaza a busier schedule.
A public forum will be held this evening to gauge public opinion on the future of both the plaza and the sculpture.
“Back in June, the Town Council had a discussion about 'Exhale' and about the plaza and directed staff to engage folks about this,” said Susan Brown, library director and executive director for Community Arts and Culture for the Town.
The Council’s discussion considered the future of the 140 West plaza and whether activating it for regular use would coincide with the presence of "Exhale."