Pat Evans

Friends of the Downtown monthly meeting

Friends of the Downtown Meeting
Thursday, July 29, 2010
10:00 AM, coffee starting at 9:30 AM
Franklin Hotel, 311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
The Friends of the Downtown will be hosting Dan Douglas, Director of Urban Planning and Urban Design for Kling Stubbins, the consulting firm hired by the Town of Chapel Hill and the Downtown Partnership to develop the Downtown Development Framework & Action Plan; a guide for downtown development for the next five to eight years. ( Douglas will present the draft plan for public comments and questions.
The Friends of the Downtown August 26th meeting will feature a speaker discussing the future development at University Square; 123 West Franklin (
Parking is available behind the hotel. For information on public transit options - please click here  Friends of the Downtown meetings are free and open to the public. 
For more information please contact Pat Evans at patevans (at)


Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 5:30am


Franklin Hotel, 311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Friends of Downtown Candidate Forum

From a Downtown Partnership e-mail:

Downtown Candidate's Forum!
Thursday, September 24People on Bench
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
University Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
With the election season in full swing in Chapel Hill, many of the candidates for Mayor and Town Council have picked Downtown Chapel Hill as a key component of their campaign platforms. Join the Friends of the Downtown for a Candidate's Forum where caandidates will be discussing what they believe are the most important issues for downtown. There will be time for the audience to ask questions. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Entrance to the church is at 110 Henderson Street, through the Campus Ministry door. Parking is available in the Wallace Parking Deck on the corner of Henderson Street and Rosemary Street. For more information please contact Pat Evans at



Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 5:00am


First Presbyterian Church Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Friends of Downtown Meeting

Am I the only person who thinks it's funny that they expect the friends of downtown to drive to this meeting?

Friends of Downtown Meeting
Thursday, January 31
10:00 am
The Franklin Hotel
The Franklin Hotel is located at 311 West Franklin Street. Parking is available behind the hotel. Please get a tag for your car from the front desk.


Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:00am to 6:00am

What's in a name

I learned from the N&O's excellent new Orange Chat blog that Roger Perry's University Village project has changed it's name to "East 54" due to Chapel Hill Planning staff concerns that the "University" name could confuse emergency responders. The staff has raised the same issue about other recent projects such as "McCorkle Place" condos, which are located across from the UNC quad called McCorkle Place.

Problem is, while East 54 definitely sounds hipper, it's even more geographically ambiguous than the previous name - it's the name of an entire road!

Meanwhile, former Town Council member Pat Evans is reactivating the group calling itself "Friends of Downtown." (You know, as opposed to those enemies...)

The erstwhile Chapel Hill Downtown Commission set up the Friends of Downtown initially as a 501c3c nonprofit, so it could accept tax-deductible donations for the commission, Evans said.


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