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 Columbia Gateway n Primary (predominant land uses) 8 Secondary (appropriate, but not predominant) y Discouraged

Sub-Area A

Sub-Area B

8 8 n n 8 8

n 8 8 n n 8

Multifamily, Shops & Offices

Merritt's Grill

Multifamily Residential



Parks and Green/Gathering Spaces

Merritt's Pasture

Townhouses & Residences


4 stories

6 stories fronting South Columbia Street; 4 stories elsewhere.

Typical Height


Up to 3 stories


Transitional Area Height

4 stories


Activated Street Frontage Height

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.

P Future Bus Rapid Transit Station Focus Area Boundary Transitional Area Existing Parks 100-Year Floodplain Development Agreement until 2035

Sub-areas A B



Activated Street Frontages Existing Multiuse Path/Trail

Internal connections where appropriate

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! Proposed Multiuse Path


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Southern Community Park




Obey Creek


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



Town of Chapel Hill |

| December 2020

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