Town of Chapel Hill North Carolina Executive Summary
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Meeting Date: 2/27/2013
AGENDA #11


Title of Agenda Item: Consider Application for Zoning Atlas Amendment - The Bicycle Apartments at Central Park, 602 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  (R-5)(O-1)(R-6)

Council Goal: Focus on Economic Development, Land Use, and Transportation for a Balanced and Sustainable Future

Background: Tonight the Council continues the Public Hearing held on January 23, 2013 to consider a request to rezone a 9.1-acre site at 602 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from the existing Residential-4 (R-4) and Office/Institutional-1 (OI-1) to Residential-Special Standards-Conditional (R-SS-C) zoning district. Accompanying the rezoning request is a Special Use Permit application, which proposes to construct a 4- to 6-story apartment building with 194 dwelling units, and parking for 241 vehicles. Additional information is in the Special Use Permit staff memorandum including questions and responses from the January 23 public hearing and details about an alternative plan that proposes to shift the building away from the historic district.

Fiscal Note: In response to Council requests, we are developing a means for assessing the economic impact of proposed development. While we build this system, we have provided an interim chart in the attached Special Use Permit memorandum, which attempts to capture the key elements of impact.

Recommendations: That the Council continue the Public Hearing to consider additional information and receive public comment. We recommend adoption of the Resolution of Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan and enactment of the Ordinance to rezone the Bicycle Apartments at Central Park site from the existing Residential-4 (R-4) and Office/Institutional-1 (OI-1) to Residential-Special Standards-Conditional (R-SS-C) zoning district.


ATTACHMENTS:
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Manager's Cover Memorandum
Staff Memorandum
Resolution - Rezoning Comprehensive Plan Consistency
Ordinance Approving Rezoning
Resolution Denying the Rezoning
Rezoning Application
Additional Applicant Materials - Attached to Special Use Permit Memorandum
Area Map