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The Town Council seeks feedback on alternative trail alignments for the Bolin Creek Greenway, which was adopted in 2009 pending a request for additional community engagement to consider alignments for two sections of trail.
Greenways Incorporated, which prepared the Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan in 2009, stated that the goal of the preparing different trail route alignments for Phases 3 and 4 was to provide options to the public that were distinctly different from one another so that user needs and preference, origins and designations could be determined. Please note that the plan has not been updated since 2009 and some of the maps show conditions and facilities which have since been constructed and may affect design considerations for the options shown.
Access the Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan to learn more -- at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12366/Bolin-Creek-Greenway-Conceptual-Master-Plan-
In adopting the plan in 2009, the then-Board of Aldermen decided that additional public input was needed before deciding on the alignment of Phases 3 and 4. Alternative alignments or options for different ways of traveling were added into the plan, as described by the plan/consultant based on the direction received from the Board. Greenways Incorporated, which prepared the Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Plan in 2009, stated that the goal of the different trail alignments was to provide options to the public that were different from one another so that user needs and preference, origins and destinations could be determined.
Please note that the plan has not been updated since 2009, and some of the maps do not show conditions and facilities which have since been constructed and may affect design considerations for the options shown.
The alignment options are as follows:
The study area (Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan) for the Bolin Creek Greenway extends approximately three miles. The planning area starts at Estes Drive Extension and follows the creek north through Carolina North Forest to Homestead Road. Access the plan at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12366/Bolin-Creek-Greenway-Conceptual-Master-Plan-
Public information resources available about these alignments include paper brochures, webpages with a storymap and map plotting activities, and public input tables that will be set up at various community events and programs. Depending on your time and interest, you can do any of the following to learn more and express your views on this community project:
People who are interested in learning more about the existing vegetation, wildlife, topography, significant natural features, and adjacent or intersecting streams are encouraged to read Chapter 2: Existing Conditions. This chapter provides detailed information about the field mapping conducted in January 2009.
Access the Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12366/Bolin-Creek-Greenway-Conceptual-Master-Plan-
Until further technical studies are conducted, the project cost is unknown at this time.
Trail connections from some neighborhoods were requested during public workshops in 2009. At this time, details regarding the project's design, costs, cost-sharing and related issues remain to be determined and are unknown .
This engagement process will be underway through Oct. 3, 2023.
The Council has requested that public input be sought before it makes a decision about alignment of the trail. The Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan details a series of action steps following the adoption of the plan (Executive Summary – vi) including seeking funding sources, project design and coordination with stakeholders including neighboring jurisdictions and utilities.