Dream Up Downtown Rosemary Walkshop

FROM PRESS RELEASE:

As a part of the Dream Up Downtown series and the Rosemary Imagined planning process, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is hosting a Rosemary Walkshop! Come walk along Rosemary Street and review and discuss the draft concepts for the street.

The walkshop will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm and will begin at the 140 West plaza at 140 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. During the walk, participants will have "moving conversations" as they meander down Rosemary Street and discuss the draft concepts. The walk is free and open to all.

Three draft land use concepts were developed for Rosemary Street based on the community input that was received during the Rosemary Imagined community meetings held in the summer and fall of 2013. For more information about the concepts, please visit:www.rosemaryimagined.com 

We are currently seeking community input about the draft concepts and the draft Rosemary Street Vision and Implementation Plan, a draft plan that outlines nineteen goals for Rosemary Street. In mid-May, the feedback received will be used to revise the concepts and plan, and the community will be asked to provide their thoughts on the updated versions.

Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. This goal of this effort is to develop a vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor that emphasizes the Town of Chapel Hill's focus on connections, choices, and community.

Dream Up Downtown walks, created by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, are designed to explore unique aspects of our downtown through an urban planning perspective meant to foster connections with space and others.  The Dream Up Downtown walks are part of nation-wide program through the Center for the Living City, a nonprofit that celebrates the influential ideas of urban activist Jane Jacobs by helping communities organize walks to educate citizens on their communities. These walks have taken place in cities across the US, including Denver, Austin, New York, Austin, Philadelphia and Charlotte.