Chapel Hill
Friends of the Downtown

Join us for our next meeting:
Thursday, March 30
Coffee at 9:30 | Program at 10:00

Property Assessment Explained!

Dwayne Brinson, Director of the Orange County Tax Office, will discuss the process of the assessment that is currently underway. Come prepared to ask him your most pressing questions.

This month's gathering of the Friends of the Downtown takes 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, second floor

311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 442-9000

Free parking behind the hotel until noon.
For more parking see:

At the bottom of the page there is a new link to the Chapel Hill Town Council, if you would like to contact them about any pressing issues or view their past and future agendas.

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.

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 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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