development agreement

Refining the Obey Creek/ S15-501 Exploratory Phase process

During their April 29, 2013 work session, Chapel Hill Town Council continued to discuss and refine a process plan and schedule for Obey Creek and S15-501.

The process consists of two phases – an Exploratory phase during which a team of consultants will facilitate a planning process and, if the resulting project plan is deemed appropriate for a Development Agreement, a Negotiation and Implementation phase will follow.

Focus during the council work session was on a fleshed out plan for the Exploratory Phase which is the product of a collaborative effort between town staff, East West Partners and two community members. 

The new plan calls for a six to nine month public engagement process that includes many opportunities for public engagement.   However, the plan provides no formalized mechanism for citizen inclusion in decision-making or process leadership. 

Army Corps of Engineers Permit Meeting on Carolina North

Via e-mail from Linda Convissor:

Dear Friends and Neighbors:


On Tuesday, November 16, the University will hold a public meeting to explain the permitting process required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) prior to development at Carolina North. The meeting will take place from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the large conference room of the Chapel Hill Public Library


Many of you have followed the planning for Carolina North.  On July 1, 2009 the University entered into a Development Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill that outlines the first 20 years of development at Carolina North. 


Another part of the process for development is application to the ACOE for an “Individual Permit”.  The ACOE Individual Permit application addresses impacts to streams and wetlands by development at Carolina North.  The University held an initial meeting on the ACOE permit in June. On November 16 we will present the draft application for the permit.  The University expects to submit a permit application to the ACOE later this year.  You can view an electronic version of the draft permit application at


This meeting is not part of the ACOE’s permitting requirements but is an opportunity for UNC to share information and to receive comments on the draft application.  In addition to University staff, a representative from the ACOE will attend the meeting to explain the permitting process and how the public may participate. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and share comments.


As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  If your questions pertain to the details of the permit or permitting process, please contact Jill Coleman, Facilities Planning, at or 919-843-3246.


If you are a community group or neighborhood representative, please forward this email to your members and others who may be interested.




Linda Convissor, Director of Local Relations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB# 6225 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6225 

CB# 6225


Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6225




on Twitter@lindaconvissor 


Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:15pm


Chapel Hill Public LIbrary, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

Public Education Session on Carolina North

Via e-mail announcment:


Public Education Session Nov. 19
Chapel Hill Development Proposal

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 * Chapel Hill Town Hall * 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Public Educational Session on Carolina North will be held in the Chapel Hill Town Council Chambers at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  At the meeting, a Town representative will explain the review process, and a UNC-Chapel Hill representative will provide an overview of its development proposal and answer questions about its proposal for developing an academic, mixed-use campus.  Upon request, with 5 days notice, the Communications and Public Affairs Department (968-2743) will provide an interpreter for the hearing impaired or any other needed type of auxiliary aid.

Carolina North is expected to cover about 250 acres of the Horace Williams Tract’s 1,000 acres and be built in phases over the next 50 years, as proposed. The property lies just to the north of Estes Drive adjacent to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The Nov. 19 session will focus on providing information about the regulatory tool that has been endorsed by the Town Council and University representatives as the preferred tool for guiding development at Carolina North: establishment of a Development Agreement with a base zoning district. The session is intended to provide information about the anticipated process to negotiate a Development Agreement and base zone, as well as the timeframe for those discussions.  In addition, the University will present information about the Oct. 31, 2008, Carolina North Submission.

For more information, contact the Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department at (919) 968-2728 or Additional material is posted online at



Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:00am


Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

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