to: Roger L. Stancil, Town Manager
FROM: J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director
Gene Poveromo, Planning Manager
SUBJECT: Concept Plan: Old Chapel Professional Center, 5620 Old Chapel Hill Road
DATE: November 17, 2008
Attached is a proposal for a Concept Plan for Old Chapel Professional Center. The Council has the opportunity tonight to hear this applicant’s presentation, receive a set of comments from the Community Design Commission, hear public comment, and offer suggestions to the applicant for consideration as further plans are drawn. At the conclusion of the evening’s discussion, we recommend that the Council adopt the attached resolution transmitting comments to the applicant.
The applicant has requested Council review of the Concept Plan, although this development proposal does not meet land use intensity thresholds requiring Council review.
On August 31, 1986 the site was annexed into the Chapel Hill Planning jurisdiction.
Summary Minutes from the June 18, 2008 Community Design Commission meeting are attached. The proposal reviewed by the Community Design Commission is identical to the proposal before the Council tonight.
The Land Use Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan, identifies the site as Mixed Use Office Emphasis and a Development Opportunity site.
The Town has received a proposal from Summit Consulting for a Concept Plan Review for the Old Chapel Professional Center. The Concept Plan proposes to demolish two single-family dwelling units and construct an office building and a clinic building. The proposed development is located on the north side of Old Chapel Hill Road at 5620 Old Chapel Hill Road, between White Oak Drive and Lakeview Drive. The proposal includes a 2-story 12,600 square foot office building and a single-story 6, 600 square foot clinic building. Parking for 65 vehicles is also proposed. A single point of access is proposed from Old Chapel Hill Road. The 2,2-acre site is located in the Residential-1 (R-1) zoning district. The site is identified as Durham County Parcel Identifier Numbers 9799-02-99-7099, 9799-02-99-8098, and 9799-02-99-9049.
The proposal, if developed as proposed, will likely require a rezoning application.
The Town Council and Community Design Commission, in examining Concept Plan proposals, are to consider the various aspects of design, with special emphasis on whether the proposed development is consistent with the Town’s Design Guidelines and the Goals and Objectives of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
The Concept Plan review process does not involve staff evaluation of the proposal. Review of the submitted Concept Plan is conducted by the Community Design Commission and, in some instances, the Town Council.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.3 of the Town’s Land Use Management Ordinance, tonight’s Concept Plan review affords Council members the opportunity to provide individual reactions to the overall concept of the development which is being contemplated for future application.
We recommend that the Council review this Concept Plan, receive comments from citizens, and adopt the attached Resolution transmitting comments to the applicant.