Being intentional about how we build our communities can have positive impacts on building equity and acting on climate change. NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro recently sponsored a Downtown Walking Tour in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, part of a dialogue about the successes and opportunities to develop dense, walkable/bikeable, affordable downtowns in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Join us on June 6 to continue that discussion: reviewing current and recent local initiatives; and discussing how plans for more dense development can be designed to align with community character. RSVP: http://bit.ly/BuildVibrant
This will be a workshop format, taking place in Carolina Square’s new CURRENT Studio. Three presentations will be offered, followed by a moderated question and discussion period, followed by more detailed discussion in breakout groups.
Three presentations will be offered to kick-off discussion:
· Summary of approaches to design and density currently in practice in communities across the Triangle.
· Description of innovative approaches to incorporate affordable housing options into new development projects.
· Exploration of ways that projects of higher densities can be designed to align with and enhance community character.
Speakers will be:
* Josh Gurlitz, Architect
* Trish McGuire, Town of Carrboro, NC Planning Director
* Dan Jewell, Landscape Architect
COMMUTING TO CAROLINA SQUARE:
The Current Studio is easily accessible by foot, bike and public transportation: GoTriangle and Orange Public Transportation, and Chapel Hill Transit: http://bit.ly/2V508Ql
Many bus lines have stops within a block of Carolina Square: On Chapel Hill Transit (NS, T, CW, J, F, CM, A, G), GoTriangle (400, 405), OPT (420)
At Carolina Square, there are both in-door/covered and exterior bike racks. There are also electric charging stations for electric vehicles at the entrance of the parking deck.