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Next Meeting:

The Upcoming Property Tax Revaluation

Thursday, March 26

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

Presented by Dwane Brinson, Orange County's Tax Administrator. Formerly the Tax Administrator for Lee County, Dwane is responsible for the 2017 property tax revaluation program. He will follow his presentation with a question and answer session. You will want to learning more about the upcoming reassessment and the process changes since the last general revaluation in 2009.

We will meet 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
, second floor
311 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bus:  W Franklin St at Kenan St   |   Free parking

Free 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 Town lots behind Chipotle and off Rosemary below 140 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:




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



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