Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life


Businesses, residents and other interested parties created the Friends of the Downtown to focus on economic growth, job creation, co-marketing opportunities, increasing influence with local government and increasing the awareness of Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Friends of the Downtown holds monthly meetings on topics relating to Downtown issues.

No monthly meeting in July

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 28

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

Gatherings of the Friends of the Downtown take place on the second floor of the Franklin Hotel. Coffee and conversation begin at 9:30, with our speakers starting promptly at 10 a.m. You'll also hear the latest downtown Comings, Goings and Rumors!

The Franklin Hotel
311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
919.442.9000
Bus: W Franklin St at Kenan St

Meetings are free and open to the public, with parking available in the lot behind the Franklin Hotel (ONLY on the side facing the hotel) and in the hotel's gated lots as available. Parking is also available in the new Town lot behind Chipotle and in the Town lot next to 411 West.




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: FranklinStreetUSA.com.

 

 


Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill

Website:   

SCK Design

BoostSuite

Artwork:

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 FranklinStreetParking.com.

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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