The 203 Project
Public Engagement Session September 20, 2018
A public engagement session on The 203 Project will take place Thursday evening, September 20th, at 7:30 pm. The 203 Project is the future home of the Orange County Southern Branch Library, new Town Recreation and Parks spaces, The ArtsCenter, WCOM radio, and more. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Town Hall, 301 W. Main Street.
The session will include a presentation on the process to date, the public input sessions, and the schematic design by the design team from Perkins + Will.
Following that, there will be break-out stations on four topics:
• Station 1: Site design /site analysis
• Station 2: Building design
• Station 3: Parking proposed on site
• Station 4: Teen Center features
View the Parking Map for available parking in downtown Carrboro.
Overflow parking will be directed to Fidelity Street .
You may be asking, "What exactly is The 203 Project?"
This project will be the future home of the of the Town’s Recreation and Parks Department, the Orange County Southern Branch Library, the newly relocated ArtsCenter, WCOM and much more! The 203 Project is a combined effort that will offer a community based facility that will provide opportunities for education, art, and togetherness. This building will be accessible to all individuals and will enhance the quality of life in our area.
The 203 Project is seeking the public's input!
TAKE PUBLIC INPUT SURVEY
Come meet your neighbors and dream big while we plan and design the future together!
Orange County Public Library / The ArtsCenter / WCOM / Carrboro Recreation & Parks
Public Input Sessions:
In 2016, the Town began actively exploring development of the existing parking lot at 203 S. Greensboro Street in response to a request from Orange County to locate the new Orange County Southern Branch Library there. After completing a study of Town facilities conditions and the need for future space, as well as hearing of other compatible users, interest in building new space for Town and related uses was identified.
Architectural Design Services Selection
The Town released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for professional architectural/engineering services for the 203 S. Greensboro Project on November 19th (Attachment A). Eight written responses were received by the December 5th deadline.
Consistent with the Development Agreement between the Town and Orange County (linked below), a staff panel was established to review the submittals and identify the top two design teams for consideration by the Board of Aldermen in early February.
Board of County Commissioners receipt of staff panel recommendation