Posted inChapel Hill, Chapel Hill Town Council, Election 2023

Interview: Chapel Hill Town Council candidate, Melissa McCullough

Melissa McCullough is running for Town Council in Chapel Hill. McCullough, who has contributed to Triangle Blog Blog, spent 31 years at EPA and retired as the Senior Sustainability Advisor and Assistant Director of the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. She is a member of the local Sierra Club leadership team and served for […]

Posted inChapel Hill, Chapel Hill Town Council, Election 2023, Parks and Rec

Chapel Hill’s splash pad is flooded with misinformation

We see a number of people running for council and mayor (Searing, Soll, Eckhardt) mention that Town Council is not listening to Chapel Hill residents who want a splash pad. Why might they say that? Because it seems their coordinated campaigns will emphasize that the current council simply doesn’t listen to residents. But what if […]

Posted inChapel Hill, Chapel Hill Town Council, Housing

The proposed text amendment is good policy, one that will actually save Chapel Hill.

Our housing crisis did not take shape in a day, and the tools proposed in the text amendment are responses to the recognition that we need more opportunities for housing in our community, and that we needed more than just new, large rental apartments. Even CHALT leaders have recognized that “missing middle” infill development is […]

Posted inDowntown, Bike and Walk, Chapel Hill, Connectivity, Transportation

Why do we need a vision for mobility in downtown Chapel Hill?

Last November, the Chapel Hill Town Council committed $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to a “Streetscape Enhancement Mobility Plan,” that would focus on how people move around downtown. In February, the town selected Toole Design, a national streetscape design firm that has offices in Raleigh, to conduct a study of downtown streets. […]