Published: Nov 02, 2012 10:42 AM
Modified: Nov 02, 2012 10:44 AM
CHAPEL HILL - The Town Council could direct staff Monday to work with local developers on the framework for Glen Lennox and Obey Creek development agreements.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chamber, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
A memo from Town Manager Roger Stancil said the amount of public input for Grubb Properties’ Glen Lennox proposal and its rezoning to a Neighborhood Conservation District makes it a “good candidate” for an agreement. The developer participated in a two-year planning process to redevelop the N.C. 54 neighborhood and add more housing, shops, restaurants, offices and green space.
Obey Creek is still in the preliminary stages, and the council recommended a community input process at its September concept review. The project could be suitable for a development agreement in the future, the memo said.
Developer Roger Perry wants to build the mixed-use project on U.S. 15-501 South, across from Southern Village, with roughly 600 rental units, a hotel, shops and businesses.
The town used a development agreement before to plan how UNC’s Carolina North campus would be built.
That process was complex and time consuming, town staff said, so they have recommended hiring a consultant to work with the town manager, town attorney and both developers. The applicants should pay for the consultant, town staff said.