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File #: 20-70    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on the Greene Tract - 'Path Forward' Resolution and authorization for Town Manager to sign Interlocal Agreement Related to the Greene Tract Environmental Assessment Cost Share PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to consider adoption of resolution that updates and consolidates expectations about the Greene Tract and a separate resolution that authorizes the Town Manager to sign an interlocal agreement between Carrboro, Orange County, and the Town of Chapel Hill to jointly fund the costs of an environmental assessment related to the Greene Tract.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution for path forward, 2. Attachment B - ILA to obtain EA, 3. Attachment C - Proposed resolution on environmental study
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Update on the Greene Tract - 'Path Forward' Resolution and authorization for Town Manager to sign Interlocal Agreement Related to the Greene Tract Environmental Assessment Cost Share
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to consider adoption of resolution that updates and consolidates expectations about the Greene Tract and a separate resolution that authorizes the Town Manager to sign an interlocal agreement between Carrboro, Orange County, and the Town of Chapel Hill to jointly fund the costs of an environmental assessment related to the Greene Tract.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Martin Roupe - 919-918-7333, mroupe@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: The Greene Tract is a 164-acre parcel of which 104 acres is jointly owned by Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill and 60 acres is owned by Orange County (designated as the Headwaters Preserve). Starting in May 2017, a joint staff work group began to examine the preservation and development potential of the existing Greene Tract. Last February, Orange County and the Town of Carrboro adopted the 2019 Greene Tract Resolution and Conceptual Plan. In July, the Town of Chapel Hill adopted a substitute Resolution, identified as "Option C," which was not the same resolution and conceptual plan adopted by Orange County and the Town of Carrboro. The Chapel Hill Town Council adopted an additional resolution outlining next steps for the Greene Tract, which included the completion of an environmental assessment. This element was not contained specifically in the resolutions adopted by Orange County and of the Town of Carrboro since a multi-jurisdictional environmental scan had previously been completed.
Following the July Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, local governments have examined the importance of the environmental assessment and discussed how to proceed. As a result of these discussions, a 2020 Gre...

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