The CH 2020 draft comprehensive plan needs more information, more input from UNC and more transparency, according to Chapel Hill’s Planning Board.
Planning Board members met for nearly five hours April 7 to discuss CH 2020 during a special Saturday work session. The group presented a list of concerns to staff, noting the plan's lack of “clarity, focus, strategic thinking, and prioritization.”
The 2020 plan is scheduled to be completed in June. During council meetings earlier this month, some residents have said the town is moving too fast with the plan and have asked for delays. Town Manager Roger Stancil supports the June completion date.
The Planning Board did not specifically endorse a delay, but cautioned that “at this juncture in our town’s growth patterns, we take the approach that our future is worth the time to ‘get it right.’” The board recommended the approval of a vision statement in June to inform the basis for additional work on the plan after that time.
The next Chapel Hill 2020 meeting is at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Town Hall.