Proud residents pack town center
Proud residents pack town center
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After years of planning, budgeting and saving, Carrboro’s Weaver Street is finally ready for its makeover. Renovations from the east block to the west block of the street are slated to begin the week of March 7 after a bidding process was opened by town officials in January to area developing companies who vied for the chance to take on the project.
Mayor Mark Chilton said the priority for the new director will be keeping as much economic activity as local as possible while maintaining the Carrboro way. The job aims to stimulate local businesses and has been vacant since former director James Harris retired Feb. 1.
Carrboro could face serious financial difficulties if the state reduces the budget deficit by shifting more responsibilities to local governments, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen said at a meeting Tuesday.
Two projects were presented at Tuesday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting that could improve students’ transportation to elementary schools and eventually to Carolina North.Aldermen discussed implementing a bicycle connection from UNC to Carolina North that would go through parts of Carrboro.
A plan to reconfigure a main Carrboro road could mean safer conditions for pedestrians — if it is approved by the state.
The streets of Carrboro may soon be going on a diet. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to pursue a “road diet” that would reduce a portion of West Main Street from four lanes to three to allow for a center turn lane and bike lanes.
Local foodies will soon have a choice in where they buy their specialty meats. Chapel Hill will get a gourmet-style butcher when the nationally-franchised The Meat House opens in April.
A local group has voted to develop its own greenway transportation plan, which members say will help protect a local watershed.The board of directors for the Friends of Bolin Creek, a non-profit organization that aims to conserve the Bolin Creek watershed, voted to create its own transportation plan at its first meeting of the year on Jan. 8.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to continue discussion of a proposed ordinance that will simplify and streamline current county regulations related to property-development.
With the holidays approaching, Chapel Hill and Carrboro could receive the gift of a new Google high-speed fiber optic network.
As complications with a federal financial regulations agency thicken, Carrboro will turn to the “next most local” bank as its official depository. After receiving an “Order to Cease and Desist” from the Office of Thrift Supervision on Nov. 23, Chapel Hill-based Harrington Bank likely won’t have the approval from the agency it needs to be chosen as Carrboro’s official town bank by its Dec. 31 deadline.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro residents are stepping up to help their neighbors in need this holiday season. People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes (PORCH) is a local charity organization that collects food donations from neighborhoods in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Though Carrboro maintenance projects have delayed construction on a new community garden, fundraising for the project is already well on its way. Carrboro Alderman Lydia Lavelle said that the board will not directly back the Baldwin Park garden financially and that funding will be left to the Carrboro Parks Project.
TO THE EDITOR: This Tuesday the Carrboro Board of Aldermen will consider a change to the Land Use Ordinance (LUO), which will affect property owners in Carrboro.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen agreed to establish a community garden at Tuesday’s meeting. Katie Allman spoke on the behalf of the Carrboro Parks Project, which has been working with town staff for the past six months to coordinate fundraising and construction of the garden.
Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday evening changes to a proposed development that will increase population density. The Raleigh developer, M/I Homes, requested the zoning classification of the proposed 25.79-acre site at 8110 Old N.C. 86 be changed so that more homes could be placed on the property.