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File #: 15-0391    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/19/2015 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 11/24/2015 Final action:
Title: Report on Community Conversation Related to Properties around North Greensboro Street, Weaver Street, Center Street, and Short Street PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive a report on the status of a possible community conversation focused on properties around North Greensboro Street, West Weaver Street, Center Street, and Short Street.
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Report on Community Conversation Related to Properties around North Greensboro Street, Weaver Street, Center Street, and Short Street

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive a report on the status of a possible community conversation focused on properties around North Greensboro Street, West Weaver Street, Center Street, and Short Street.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire, 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Marty Roupe, 919-918-7327, mroupe@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: In June of 2014, the Board of Aldermen expressed an interest in exploring the use of a 'community conversation' to engage property owners and other stakeholders on development options and interests for the properties near the corner of North Greensboro Street and West Weaver Street. In December, the Board endorsed a process and schedule for meetings with these groups, with the initial steps to involve a core group assisting with defining the larger meetings' content https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2075659&GUID=7F6A4FA4-AD20-4A77-9F56-2D39B58A7F87&Options=&Search=&FullText=1. Multiple meetings with the core group took place early in 2015, followed by a period during which interest and willingness of other parties was assessed.

With the permit application associated with the 201 N. Greensboro Street project inactive, exploration of possible alternative contract purchasers of one property continued. A new stakeholder, interested in possibly advancing a project came forward around mid-year. A meeting involving this new stakeholder occurred on Monday, October 7th. At the conclusion of that meeting, mutual, general consensus existed among parties present that moving forward with a community conversation would not be productive. With that the current effort seems to have reached a conclusion. No additional meetings are planned at this time. Meanwhile, a develop...

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