Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life


Next Meeting:
Thursday, October 25

Roger Waldon

"There's Something Happening Here!"

Roger Waldon spent 21 years as Planning Director for the Town of Chapel Hill.
Today, he is a Principal of Clarion Associates, a national land use and real estate consulting firm.

DSI Comedy Theater

Coffee at 9:30 am    |    Free Meeting at 10:00 am

The October gathering will take place at DSI Comedy Theater on West Franklin Street, next to the Carolina Brewery. Coffee and conversation begins at 9:30, with an update on what's happening downtown and our speaker starting promptly at 10:00.

Meetings are free and open to the public, with parking available in the TOWN LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE DSI COMEDY THEATRE and BEHIND THE COURTYARD.

DSI Comedy Theater
462 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill NC

Bus: F Route


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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 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.

Parking Information and Map

There now is 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

Chapel Hill 2020

DESIGNChapel Hill 2020 is continuing the implimentation of the comprehensive plan by holding small area focus groups where the public can participate further. Click here for a current calendar.

Rosemary Imagined is focusing on how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. Community input is encouraged at their regular meetings.



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