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File #: [21-0184]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 3/10/2021 Final action: 3/10/2021
Title: Consider Number of Lanes and Parking Technology as related to the East Rosemary Parking Deck.
Attachments: 1. PARCS Bid tally, 2. APGS Bid tally, 3. Draft Staff Presentation, 4. Staff Presentation, 5. Council Questions with Staff Response, 6. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THREE LANES TO BE ADDED TO THE ENTRANCE AT THE EAST ROSEMARY PARKING DECK (2021-03-10/R-7), 7. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADDITION OF THE PARCS AND APGS SYSTEMS TO THE EAST ROSEMARY PARKING DECK (2021-03-10/R-8)
Related files: [20-0186], [20-0643], [20-0644], [20-0469], [20-0574], [20-0584], [20-0645], [20-0736], [21-0292]

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Consider Number of Lanes and Parking Technology as related to the East Rosemary Parking Deck.
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Staff:
Department:
Dwight Bassett, Economic Development Officer
Town Manager
Geoffrey A. Posluszny, CPP - Consultant
Walker Consultants

Overview: The Town of Chapel Hill is committed to strengthening its fiscal and economic sustainability by enhancing downtown. The Town encourages developing new office space, which was stagnant for over a decade in Chapel Hill, to help strengthen the economy of downtown. Council authorized the East Rosemary Economic Development Agreement as a framework to guide this project and help create this investment.

Downtown, and more specifically the east end, has needed reinvestment to help build a strong economic climate for all of downtown. Both the existing Grubb building (CVS Plaza) and the proposed office building would work to tap the Meds/Eds/Beds (medical, education, and hospital/hospitality) sectors of our market. We believe we have tremendous potential for growth of entrepreneurial technology companies as well as retaining some of the research from UNC with biotechnology and life sciences companies.

This Agenda Item serves as a brief update on the project and to request decisions on:
1. the number of lanes at the eastern East Rosemary entrance,
2. the parking technology for the parking deck.

We will return to Council in April with final projected construction pricing and a request to authorize a bond issuance.

Recommendations:
That the Council adopt the resolutions to 1) determine the number of lanes at the eastern East Rosemary entrance, and 2) to determine the parking technology for the deck.

Decision Points:
1) Consider the option of a three-lane entrance, with a reversable middle lane, from Rosemary Street to the new parking Deck versus the originally designed two lane entrance. This would allow us to close the western East Rosemary entrance to vehicles and use that entrance for bikes and pedestrian access on...

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