This report was prepared by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership using economic indicators from our downtown database to both guide investors understanding of the market current conditions and to celebrate the progress and investment that is being made in our downtown. Click here to view the report.
Input from the public participation efforts related to Rosemary Imagined and Downtown Imagined over the last three years has resulted in a multitude of great ideas for Downtown Chapel Hill. Downtown 2020 prioritizes the ideas that came these community conversations to build a diverse downtown that engages residents, students, visitors, and workers day to day.
The Downtown 2020 Work Plan transforms ideas into action with steps that will be taken in the next two fiscal years. Because the Downtown 2020 Work Plan will commit Town staff time and resources, we will seek approval of the work plan from the Town Council after reviewing it with the Planning Board and stakeholders in the spring and summer of 2016. Read the DRAFT Downtown 2020 and Work Plan and provide feedback here.
The Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan is a reflection of the values, aspirations, and ideas of the community. The participants in the Chapel Hill 2020 process envisioned a town that is accessible, affordable, and sustainable; asserted the importance of protecting the community's natural resources; and emphasized the importance of a vibrant downtown and active neighborhoods. Learn more about the process through the links below!
In early 2010 the Town of Chapel Hill contracted with Strategy 5 to create a town-wide office market analysis. While this study isn't localized to downtown Chapel Hill, it is a helpful too.
In June 2009, The Town of Chapel Hill's Economic Development Officer Dwight Basset conducted and presented a Retail Market Analysis for the entire Town of Chapel Hill. Click on the links below to view that data and presentation
In 2007, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership in partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill hired the parking consulting firm of Rich & Associates to conduct the study. The study includes a current assessment of parking, an analysis of parking supply and demand, as well as parking promotions, management, policies and maintenance. The study makes recommendations on how to improve parking in the downtown.
- To view the amended parking resolution submitted 3-16-09, please click here.
- Downtown Parking Study - 2007 (PDF)
- The Downtown Partnership held a public forum on Thursday, October 30, 2008. To view the comments from the forum - please click here.
Economic impact studies provide a summary of the economic impact to the town of ChapelHill and OrangeCounty as a result of hosting football games. The second purpose is to provide a market research analysis of the game attendees, including demographics, residency and lodging status, and attendees satisfaction levels with various components of the event.
In February of 2003, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership commissioned the University Retail Group to evaluate the retail potential of Downtown Chapel Hill. With the hopes of improving both the retail experience of consumers and merchants and the vitality of Downtown Chapel Hill, the Group presented their findings in a detailed report. Click on the weblinks to read their findings.
In 2000, the Town of Chapel Hill adopted a Comprehensive Plan to manage the growth of the community, and a Downtown Small Area Plan that specifically outlines the goals and objectives for the downtown area. Click on the weblinks below to learn more about the Downtown Small Area Plan.