The Town Council will take public comments Monday, Sept. 28, on proposed bed and breakfast and other land-use rules, as well as a 346-unit redevelopment project on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Town and regional transit staff also will report on the Ephesus-Fordham form-based code district and the Durham-Orange light rail project. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 405 MLK Jr. Blvd.
The town’s proposed land-use changes could include accessory apartments, water quality and neighborhood character standards. The council is expected to continue the public hearing to Oct. 26.
The Grove Park project modifications, meanwhile, could go to a vote. The project would replace the 53-year-old Townhouse Apartments near downtown. It was approved in 2009 but failed to get off the ground in the recession.
The new plan, while calling for student housing, also proposes 50 affordable apartments and a $175,000 payment to the town’s affordable housing fund.
A separate council work session scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30, has been cancelled.
Light rail hearings Tuesday, Thursday
The GoTriangle regional transit agency will hold two formal public hearings this week before submitting a required light-rail transit report to federal officials.
The proposed 17-mile Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project would serve 17 stations from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to Alston Avenue in Durham.
The first public hearing is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The second is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Durham County Commissioners chamber, 200 E. Main St. in Durham.
A copy of the draft Environmental Impact Statement is available at ourtransitfuture.com or at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Comments must be made at one of the public hearings or submitted by Oct. 13 to GoTriangle. Submit written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to D‐O LRT Project – DEIS, c/o Triangle Transit, P.O. Box 530, Morrisville, NC 27560.