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File #: 17-298    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 10/3/2017 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing - Continued Public Discussion for the Town-owned Property at 203 S. Greensboro PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to receive public comment on additional concept plan options for the Town's 203 S. Greensboro Street property.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Presentation of Design Options 9-19-17
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 Public Hearing - Continued Public Discussion for the Town-owned Property at 203 S. Greensboro

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to receive public comment on additional concept plan options for the Town’s 203 S. Greensboro Street property.

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DEPARTMENT: Planning and Manager’s Office

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Trish McGuire, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org>, 919-918-7327; David Andrews, dandrews@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7308

 

INFORMATION:   Updated conceptual design options for the 203 S. Greensboro Street property were developed in response to Board and citizen comments in June and presented to the community on September 19th (see item 17-278 at this link <https://carrboro.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=532837&GUID=A7711104-31F4-4BB8-AE0C-23C5B8BEBDCC&Options=&Search=>). Board and community members discussed the parking options and community input strategies, and asked questions about costs.

 

Jim Spencer, architect with Jim Spencer Architects, P.A., will review the design options this evening and a copy of the presentation materials is attached to this agenda item (Attachment A).

 

Other background information is available in previous agenda items.  On June 20th, the Board of Aldermen received a presentation on the concept plan for the 203 S. Greensboro Street property.  Agenda materials are available at this link <https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3084136&GUID=676CEE1B-088E-457F-93FB-6CD4076789EC&Options=&Search=>.  On June 27th, the Board of Aldermen received public comments on the concept plan.  Agenda materials and minutes are available at <https://carrboro.legistar.com/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=20277&GUID=2CC72A69-CFDE-4143-92E2-BC02C8A0FC9A&Mode=MainBody>

 

The concepts continue to seek to provide for possible co-location of principle uses, including Town offices, contemplated Orange County Southern Branch Library and additional supplemental and related potential uses (e.g. the ArtsCenter, Virtual Justice Center, an initiative of North Carolina Central University School of Law (<http://law.nccu.edu/technology/virtual-justice-project-2/virtual-justice-project/> ), a seed library (<http://seedlibrarian.com/>), WCOM radio (<http://wcomfm.org/> ), and a teen center).  Options with parking to support possible uses and replace and augment existing surface parking provided on the property are depicted on the site and in the vicinity. 

 

Town staff continue to explore temporary (i.e. during construction) parking areas and possible alternative locations for permanent parking demand generated by the 203 S. Greensboro project and will update the Town as information is available. 

Public outreach for this hearing has been provided via the Town’s website and social media.

 

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: Fiscal and staff impacts associated with considering this information are minimal.

 

RECOMMENDATION:r It is recommended that the Board of Aldermen receive public comments on the concept plan options.