Future Land Use Map - Update to Chapel Hill 2020

C harting O ur F uture A Land Use Initiative

Character Types and Height in 2050: South MLK Boulevard n Primary (predominant land uses) 8 Secondary (appropriate, but not predominant) y Discouraged

Homestead Park

P Future Bus Rapid Transit Station Focus Area Boundary Carrboro Corporate Limits Transitional Area Sensitive Displacement Area (See Focus Area Principles) Existing Parks Future Parks & Open Space Development Agreement until 2029 Activated Street Frontages 100-Year Floodplain Existing Multiuse Path/Trail ! Proposed Multiuse Path/Trail * Proposed Connections

Sub-areas A B C

Sub-Area A

Sub-Area B

Sub-Area C




n n n 8 8 8

Multifamily, Shops & Offices


n n

Multifamily Residential




Parks and Green/Gathering Spaces

n n

8 8

n n

Townhouses & Residences



4-6 stories

4-6 stories

4-6 stories

Carolina North Forest

Typical Height


2-4 stories

2-4 stories

2-4 stories (Adjacent to lower scale residential uses, step backs or other transitional methods are necessary to ensure harmonious transitions) 8 stories, 4 stories at the front setback line

Transitional Area Height

Former Horace Williams Airport




6 stories

Activated Street Frontage Height

Pritchard Park

Note: Each story is approximately 12 feet tall, but height may vary based on many factors. While suggested heights are noted above, determining the appropriate height for each site will require careful examination of the site and its surrounding context. Definitions Activated Street Frontages Activated street frontages are frontages where there is an active visual engagement between those in the street and those on the ground floors of buildings or in civic spaces, with no off-street parking between the street frontage and the building/civic space, and lively internal uses visible and accessible from the activated space. In some cases, active street frontages may mean that retail and services should be allowed on the first floor within residential character types. Active frontages may also be encouraged along future connections including multi-modal ones, which includes pedestrian/bicycle facilities as well as greenways. When creating active frontages, it must be recognized that appropriate activation will differ by place and circumstance. Transitional Area This Focus Area strives for harmonious transitions between different types and intensities of land uses as well as built form to help mitigate undesirable impacts that a development might have on an adjacent site or use. The Transitional Area is intended to identify areas where lower-intensity land uses or development patterns may be appropriate between higher-intensity development and single-family neighborhoods. Appropriate transitional techniques may include landscaping, changing land uses, and altering architectural and building forms. For additional direction, see the Guiding Statements.

Umstead Park



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* See Mobility Plan for more information about proposed multi-modal improvements



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