Local briefs

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

Tour Glen Lennox with developer

The public is invited to developer-led tours of the Glen Lennox property at 10 a.m. June 22, and 10 a.m. June 27.

To attend, meet at the Glen Lennox Apartment leasing center at 5 Hamilton Road (in the back left portion of the first building on the left when you enter Hamilton Road from Raleigh Road). Parking is available in the Glen Lennox shopping center or along Hamilton Road.

The walking tour is an opportunity for participants to hear from the developer about how it plans to develop the site. Tour photographs will be posted online at www.flickr.com/photos/townofchapelhill/ for those unable to attend.

A Town of Chapel Hill public input session of the new development agreement process for Glen Lennox will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 26 in Meeting Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive..

Glen Lennox is an existing mixed-use development off Raleigh Road and Fordham Boulevard seeking to redevelop within the established parameters of its Town Council endorsed Neighborhood Conservation District zoning overlay.

To learn more about the Glen Lennox proposed development, see www.townofchapelhill.org/glenlennox

Learn about development agreements

The Town of Chapel Hill's DESIGN 2020 will offer the special topic presentation, "Development Agreements in Chapel Hill," by David Owens, professor of public law and government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government at noon on Wednesday in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Professor Owens will present information about development agreements in North Carolina, including a general overview of what a development agreement can do and the basic requirements. A development agreement is a unique tool that may be useful for large projects that will be built over a period of up to 20 years. It provides the developer a level of certainty about what it can build and what mitigation measures will be required, if agreement is reached. It also provides the Town with the opportunity to look at the long-term horizon and make sure it fits with the Town's comprehensive planning efforts and local policies.

Following the presentation, town staff will share a brief update on the development agreement process adopted by the Chapel Hill Town Council on March 18 and current information on the Obey Creek (www.townofchapelhill.org/obeycreek) and Glen Lennox (http://www.townofchapelhill.org/glenlennox) development agreement projects. Read more about this process here: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2210

The presentation will be aired via streaming video at www.townofchapelhill.org/video and will be broadcast on Gov-TV 18 later in the week.

Shuttle buses serving Culbreth Road

Because of the closure of Culbreth Road at U.S. 15-501 through Aug. 25 for the installation of a tunnel underneath the road, the D route will not be able to serve Culbreth Road, Smith Level Road or the N.C. 54 Bypass (Kingswood Apartments).

During this time, Chapel Hill Transit will be operating a shuttle bus between Culbreth Road and the bus stop on Smith Level Road to connect customers with the J route. Customers who board the D bus at Smith Level Road or on the bypass will need to use the J route during this closure. As soon as Culbreth Road reopens, CHT will return the D route to its regular schedule. View the shuttle bus schedule at http://tinyurl.com/keg3uve.

For additional information on this project and other projects that may impact transit and traffic this summer in the Chapel Hill area, please visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2169.

Learn Bollywood dance

Bollywood Tweens & Teens, for ages 7-15, offers choreographed dances. Bollywood dance is a creative fusion of fun and energetic dance movements based on Indian classical and folk dances fused with hiphop, jazz, ballet Latin, and contemporary/theatrical styles. Performed to soundtracks from Bollywood films, it is engaging, entertaining and colorful in presentation.

The course has a number of levels, progressing from simple to complex. Participants learn a broad range of popular styles, get a taste of a foreign culture, and build coordination. This class is open to both genders.

The class meets in the Chapel Hill Community Center Meeting Room.

The next session is July 28 - Sept 8 Sunday 3 - 4 p.m.

The fee for each six-week session is $60 for residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County, or $72 for non-residents; $14 drop-in fee.

Bollyrobics Fitness, for ages 16 and older, is a fun, social workout. Enjoy the benefits of exercise through dance routines based on high-energy Indian dance movements. Participants get more toned, improve agility and physical co-ordination and get a cardio workout that works all the muscle groups. This workout involves low-high aerobic activity with signature Bollywood movements to Bollywood soundtracks and is open to both genders.

The class meets in the Chapel Hill Community Center Meeting Room.

The fee for Session 1 is $48 for residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County, or $58 for non-residents. The fee for Session 2 is $36 for residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County, or $43 for non-residents. The drop-in fee is $8.

The next session is Aug. 4-Sept. 22

Pre-registration is required. Pay instructor entire fee at first class. To register, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/register, register in person at the Chapel Hill Community Center, Hargraves Center, or Homestead Aquatic Center, or mail a completed registration form to Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, 200 Plant Road, Chapel Hill NC 27514.