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Designing for Vibrant Communities

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CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio

123 West Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Being intentional about how we build our communities can have positive impacts on building equity and acting on climate change. On March 21, NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro sponsored a Downtown Walking Tour in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, part of a dialogue about the successes and opportunities to develop dense, walkable/bikeable, affordable downtowns in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Join us on June 6 to continue that discussion: reviewing current and recent local initiatives; and discussing how plans for more dense development can be designed to align with community character.

This will be a workshop format, taking place in Carolina Square’s new CURRENT Studio. Three presentations will be offered, followed by a moderated question and discussion period, followed by more detailed discussion in breakout groups.

Presenters:

  • Josh Gurlitz, Chapel Hill Architect, talking about options for design of new development, including higher density, that aligns with community character.

  • Trish McGuire, Carrboro Planning Director, to present the current status of planning initiatives in Carrboro.

  • Dan Jewell, Landscape Architect, to discuss density and design themes actively being pursued in the Triangle area, and how those themes can be applied to projects currently being planned for Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Presentations will be offered to kick-off discussion:

  • Summary of approaches to design and density currently in practice in communities across the Triangle.

  • Description of innovative approaches to incorporate affordable housing options into new development projects.

  • Exploration of ways that projects of higher densities can be designed to align with and enhance community character.


Make plans to join this important community discussion on June 6!


Commuting to Carolina Square:

  • The Current Studio is easily accessible by foot, bike and public transportation: GoTriangle and Orange Public Transportation, and Chapel Hill Transit: http://bit.ly/2V508Ql

  • Many bus lines have stops within a block of Carolina Square: On Chapel Hill Transit (NS, T, CW, J, F, CM, A, G), GoTriangle (400, 405), OPT (420)

  • At Carolina Square, there are both in-door/covered and exterior bike racks. There are also electric charging stations for electric vehicles at the entrance of the parking deck.

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