Future Land Use Map - Update to Chapel Hill 2020

C harting O ur F uture A Land Use Initiative

University Those properties utilized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include, but are not limited to, academic buildings, residence halls, administrative offices, conference facilities, recreational facilities, retail establishments, transportation and parking facilities, medical/ health services, hospitals, athletic facilities, research facilities, and any other land uses that support the University’s mission as envisioned by the University’s adopted Campus Master Plan.

Mixed Use Land Use Categories Mixed Use

These mixed use areas contain a mix (horizontal and vertical) of uses spanning some combination

of the retail, office, service, residential, and hospitality land uses. Densities may vary, but most buildings will be multi-story. All or most residential space would be in multi-family buildings, many of which would have other uses at ground level and perhaps on other levels as well. Creation of walkable activity nodes through land-use diversity and proximity of destinations supports non-motorized modes of transportation as well as transit ridership. In most cases, more intense mixed uses development should be located within half- mile of high volume/high frequency transit stations/stops.

Village Center These village center areas are characterized by a wide variety of businesses/offices housed in traditional storefronts, a range of housing types, and public facilities in a compact walkable area with off-street parking located at the rear of

Institutional Institutional areas include land utilized primarily for governmental purposes, schools, places of worship and other civic/non-profit uses. Built forms vary by specific use and location, but should be developed/redeveloped utilizing sustainable practices.

buildings or in parking garages. Businesses and offices serve the adjacent neighborhoods, and to a lesser extent, the wider community. Buildings have functional entrances and large windows facing the street. Where possible, sidewalks and other pedestrian spaces should be activated as places to gather or otherwise spend time, such as sidewalk cafes and plazas. Uses should be mixed within the Village Center, either vertically in the same building or throughout the village center. To contribute to the walkable nature of these areas, these areas should utilize pedestrian-scale amenities, such as lighting; street trees; and sidewalk furniture.

Parks/Open Space Parks/Open space includes public recreational areas, resource conservation/protection areas and green ways as well as dedicated private open space. Uses include active and passive recreation, environmental restoration/mitigation/ preservation, community gardens, and other park-like uses. Structures and activities that support or are associated with the intended uses are permissible.



Town of Chapel Hill |

| December 2020

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