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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Greene Tract Environmental Assessment presentation now available

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In January 2020, the Town of Carrboro, Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County adopted the Greene Tract Resolution for a Path Forward. This resolution initiated the drafting of an environmental assessment in order to obtain site-specific information on environmental and cultural conditions present on the Greene Tract.

Following a Request for Proposal and bid process, SynTerra was selected to complete the Environmental Assessment. Beginning in May 2020, SynTerra reviewed background information, conducted fieldwork, and completed an environmental analysis of the Greene Tract. The final assessment was presented to the local governments in July 2020. 

Due to COVID-19 and limitations in conducting community outreach, the local governments and SynTerra agreed to produce a video to present the Greene Tract Environmental Assessment to the public. This video is now available for viewing at the following link: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2127/Greene-Tract.

Comments and questions regarding the Environmental Assessment and video can be submitted at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QB7L9M. All questions are due by May 23. Following this date, local government staff, in partnership with SynTerra, will provide additional informational materials, including a FAQ and/or second video, in order to answer questions received from the public.

Residents with limited internet access are welcome to reserve a time to view the video, within COVID protocols, at the RENA Community Center. To make a reservation or learn about other viewing options, contact Ashley Moncado by email (amoncado@orangecountync.gov) or by phone (919-245-2589).

Contacts

Craig Benedict, Orange County Planning and Inspections Director
cbenedict@orangecountync.gov
(919) 245-2592

Judy Johnson, Chapel Hill Assistant Planning Director
jjohnson@townofchapelhill.org
(919) 969-5078 

Trish McGuire, Carrboro Planning Director
pmcguire@ci.carrboro.nc.us
919-918-7327