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Friday September 30th

Chapel Hill Town Council


If Greek houses were to fall under joint jurisdiction, both the Chapel Hill Police and UNC Police Departments could respond to incidents on the properties.

UNC is requesting an expansion of joint jurisdiction to cover Greek life housing near campus

In March, the University requested to expand its joint jurisdiction policy between the Chapel Hill Police Department and UNC Police. The goal would be for the University to have jurisdiction over off-campus Greek housing.  This expansion would extend the agreement that the town of Chapel Hill and the University entered into when the University took over jurisdiction of Granville Towers.

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The Chapel Hill Town Council will vote on a project that would redevelop the nonoperational Marathon Service Station and the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park into a new gas station, storage building, and convenience store. The Marathon Service Station is pictured on Saturday, March 6th, 2021.

Chapel Hill Town Council to vote on MLK development that could threaten mobile home park

As of Tuesday, the Chapel Hill Town Council is set to vote on the project’s rezoning proposal on March 10. Council members differ on whether they’ll approve the project. But they agree the project doesn’t align with the Town’s land use goals.   They also share the concern for the long-term security of the residents, as the developer has voiced their intention to sell the property and potentially displace the residents if the project is not approved. 

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Chapel Hill Town Council split over Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. redevelopment project

The project would redevelop the nonoperational Marathon Service Station and the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park by building a new gas station, convenience store and a multi-story self-storage building. Council members agreed that the project didn't align with the Town's land use goals and voiced other concerns, but their votes came down to whether or not they felt it was the best way to protect the park's residents.

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