Chapel Hill
Friends of the Downtown


The June/July Meeting is cancelled
for Summer Recess

Join us August 31 for the

Candidates Forum

Hosted by Gregg Gerdau, this is t he kick-off event for the election season, focusing on questions of interest to the Downtown. More details soon.


If you would like to contact the Chapel Hill Town Council about any pressing issues or to view their past and future agendas, go to the link at the bottom of this page. 

Downtown Chapel Hill — Where the Town Comes to Life.

The mission of Friends of the Downtown is to develop and promote Downtown Chapel Hill as a place for community interaction and economic vitality.

The focus of Friends of the Downtown is on economic growth, job creation, co-marketing opportunities, increasing influence with local government and increasing the awareness of Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Franklin Street is the core of the downtown, hence our website name:





Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill


SCK Design



Elaine O'Neil Textile Collages

Candidate Forum:

Gregg Gerdau  

Remember to Shop Downtown!

Thanks to the many Downtown Merchants who have donated door prizes for our meetings.

Click for a list of our great Downtown merchants.

Please support our Downtown Merchants. They bring vitality to the Downtown and support our Friends group. (This is also a link to the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership website with lots to explore.)

To contact our Town Council click here.

Here you can also view meeting calendars, minutes and videos, and get similar information on Town boards & commissions.


Parking Information and Map

There is now free night parking at a number of downtown lots. For a map and complete listing of lots and costs, meters and valet parking go to



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