AGENDA # 5
TO: Chapel Hill Town Council
UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees/Chancellor
FROM: David Owens
DATE: October 22, 2008
Extensive discussions over the past several years have served to identify many of the critical issues to be addressed in Town review of the University’s Carolina North development proposals. The Horace Williams Citizen Committee (HWCC) reports identified key issues and proposed principles, goals, and strategies for the property. The Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) further addressed principles to guide development of the property.
The Council and Trustees have concurred that the current Carolina North discussion should build upon rather than replicate this prior community, Town, and University work. The additional background data and analysis requested in these prior discussions is now complete or nearing completion. The ecological foundation studies are complete and will be formally submitted by the University next week. The University has revised its long range development plan and will also submit that next week. The consultant reports on fiscal impacts and transportation are nearing completion and will be submitted over the next six to eight weeks.
The Joint Staff Work Group (JSWG) recommends that you proceed to:
Two items are appended to assist in this discussion. The first is a preliminary list of issues to be addressed. This is an updated version of the list included in your Sept. 25 meeting packet. The second is a matrix prepared by Jack Evans that lists each of the principles from the HWCC report, how those issues were addressed during the LAC work, and the status of those issues at completion of the LAC work.