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Town May Incorporate Tract in Transit Plans

Concerns about future traffic problems prompted town officials Monday to address the impact of UNC's proposed Horace Williams development on regional transportation plans. The Chapel Hill Town Council voted to continue participating in a regional transportation study and instructed town staff to develop a process to connect regional mass transit plans to the future Horace Williams development. No plans now directly link the tract to a proposed corridor that would connect areas of the Triangle with various forms of mass transit.

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Proposed Franklin St. Hotel Popular at Public Hearing

Chapel Hill residents and business leaders showed overwhelming support for a proposed West Franklin Street hotel during a public hearing Wednesday night. Robert and Richard Capps, both of Greenville, submitted a request to the Chapel Hill Town Council for a special-use permit to begin construction on The Franklin, a 5-story, 66-room hotel with a parking lot and a meeting room. Council member Pat Evans said the proposed building, to be located at the site of the abandoned Trailways Bus Station, will be brick and reconstituted stone with wooden windows.

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Council To Vote On Plan, Permit

UNC officials hope to kill two birds with one stone Wednesday by bringing two proposals to the Chapel Hill Town Council regarding campus growth. The Town Council will vote on UNC's Development Plan at the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m.

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UNC, Residents Continue Development Discussions

University officials and concerned residents made little progress Wednesday in negotiating the details of UNC's Development Plan. The two groups met for the second time this week in an effort to reach an agreement before Oct. 3, when the Chapel Hill Town Council votes on the plan, an eight-year strategy for managing campus growth. About 15 people attended today's meeting, including Chapel Hill Planning Department Director Roger Waldon. The Development Plan is part of the University's Master Plan, which will guide UNC's growth for the next 50 years.

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