The Town of Chapel Hill held its third community meeting to receive input on the Wegmans supermarket development and its impact on local traffic on Tuesday evening.
Dozens of Chapel Hill residents from areas near Wegmans attended the meeting. Town Operations Manager Judy Johnson, Town Traffic Engineering Manager Kumar Neppalli and Justin Brown, associate vice president for consulting engineering firm Pennoni, which is working on the Wegmans project, each gave presentations of the Town’s proposed traffic-calming measures.
“We want to make sure we’re not having any adverse impact on our neighbors,” Johnson said.
The Wegmans project has been underway since a special use permit was submitted to Chapel Hill in early 2017. The $30 million development will replace Performance Auto Mall, between U.S. 15-501 and Old Durham Road. The deconstruction of Performance Auto Mall is underway.
The original permit was approved for a 130,000 square foot floor area and 750 parking spots. The store plan has since decreased to 99,000 square feet.