Chapel Hill 2020 Planning Progress update

Please read the following update from Faith M. Thompson, Community Outreach Coordinator of "Chapel Hill 2020," on the progress made in planning efforts for the town of Chapel Hill leading into 2020.

Many of you have been hard at work on the Chapel Hill 2020 Planning Process since last fall. We want now to communicate to you just how close we are to having a final plan!

We are seeking your help in reaching those neighbors of yours that have not yet taken advantage of the opportunity for public comment. Several drafts of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan will be available at and We are hoping that you and your neighbors will review those drafts and provide comments in areas you deem necessary. Help us get it right!

In this phase, we are attempting to make sure that all of the goals and objectives:

  • Represent the entire community’s interest
  • Are clear, concise, and free of ambiguities
  • Demonstrate areas where there are alignments between cross-theme topics (rural buffer, growth and transportation, for example)

We feel that the best way to do this is by producing several drafts of the 2020 plan and allowing the community the opportunity to provide feedback which will then be incorporated into the next version of the plan. Our schedule for this is as follows:


Draft posted to Web

Community Meeting date

Community Meeting location

Community meeting time


April 5

April 12

Rashkis Elementary School

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


April 20

April 24

Chapel Hill High School

7 - 9 p.m.

We are also hosting a community meeting on Tuesday April 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Council’s Chamber in Town Hall. This will allow us to go through the plan carefully and make sure that we have fully captured all the voices of our community. We welcome your attendance.

As a broad community-based plan, Chapel Hill 2020 has benefited from a substantive and constructive dialogue between many voices. While there will be a formal public hearing process by Council in May, we are hoping that you can convince your neighbors to participate now.

Please urge them to:

  • Attend the larger group meetings (April 12 and April 24);
  • Provide comments on the draft plan on the blog; comment form
  • Attend the community meeting on April 17 at Town Hall;
  • email with specific questions;
  • Mail comments directly to the Community Outreach Coordinator at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5705.

If there are questions about the goals and objectives (as listed on the draft), please contact Faith M. Thompson, Community Outreach Coordinator, and she will provide clarification for you and your neighborhood.

Thank you for all of your efforts to continue to make Chapel Hill a great place for us all!

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