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By ELIZABETH SHERROD
The Carrboro Board of Alder
men unaminously approved a
resolution Tuesday endorsing the
construction of the town
The town commons will be
constructed on the ballfield adja
cent to Carrboro Town Hall at a
cost of $388,727. It will include a
park, bandstand and farmer's
The construction of the town
commons will proceed in six
phases. Work will begin on indi
vidual phases only after all funds
reasonably expected to complete
the work on that particular phase
have been raised.
The six phases involved in the
construction of the town com
mons will include architectural
design, preparation of the site,
landscaping, the farmer's market,
. the bandstand and amenities.
The bandstand was originally
scheduled for completion first
because the commons is a recrea
tion project, and the Department
of Parks and Recreation felt the
bandstand should come first, said
James Harris, special projects
On the recommendation of
alderwoman Judith Wegner, the
resolution was amended to give
the farmers priority. "It has more
support and will probably get
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your living expenses are included in one payment, and you are re
sponsible only for your own room and board.
Plus, in Granville Towers, you have the convenience of being
walking distance to classes and downtown, thus not having to ride
the bus, or trying to park your car in a town that presents parking
nightmares. You also have your food cooked for you, and you can
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Harris said the farmer's market
would be moved up automatically
if all funds deemed necessary for
its completion were received from
specially designated contributions.
"The general consensus is that
the farmer's market ought to be
first," said alderwoman Hilliard
Town Manager Robert Morgan
said the farmer's market could be
moved to the town commons site
even if there are not enough funds
to build the market. The only
difference would be the farmers
would not have any cover.
The fund-raising brochure was
amended on the request of
Wegner. A statement signifying
that funds collected will only be
used for the construction of the
town commons was added.
Alderman Jay Bryan said uni
versity students will benefit from
the town commons to the degree
they are a part of the town.
"Students are sort of a part of
the town as a place. But, the actual
effect the town commons will have
on them is not clear."
Students will be able to use the
commons' facilities for relaxing
and entertainment, Bryan said.
University students will be able
to sit in the gazebo, listen to bands
playing or use the farmer's market,
which will provide fresh fruits and
vegetables, he said.
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Council dissatisfied with towou soaDs
By TOM PARKS
The Chapel Hill Town Council
expressed dissatisfaction Wednesday
with the proposed goals of the town's
The town planning staff and the
Chapel Hill Planning Board pres
ented the objectives in March for the
Allen Rimer, planning board chair
man, said the planning board and the
town planning staff used comments
from citizens to help compile the
tentative list of goals.
While the council was not in
agreement with the proposed objec
tives, Town Manager David Taylor
said the council's discussion would
help the planning staff to revise the
goals so they are acceptable to the
"I did not realize we were that far
apart in agreement on the goals and
objectives (of the comprehensive
plan)," Taylor said.
Mayor Jonathan Howes said the
council would attempt to come to an
agreement after next week's public
hearing on the comprehensive plan.
The council began by discussing.
Board advises against rezoniioc ireouest
By CHARLES BRITTAIN
The Chapel Hill Planning Board
has recommended the town refuse a
developer's rezoning request for 30
acres' near U.S. 15-501.
Board members said the request
would cause an increase in traffic
problems on U.S. 15-501.
More than 100 residents attended
a public hearing Tuesday to show
their opposition to the request, which
would allow the construction of a
shopping center and an office com
plex. The rezoning was requested by
Jon Hoetger and the Protean Group,
a development partnership.
Town planner Roger Waldon said
board members and residents
expressed concerns about the devel
opment but the main reason the
request was denied was a conflict with
the town's land-use plan.
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the possibility of implementing
strong, formal planning ties between
the town and UNC.
The Coordination and Consulta
tion Committee, whose members
include officials from UNC, Chapel
Hill, Orange County and Carrboro,
will be looking into that possibility,
The proposed development site is
located near the intersection of U.S.
15-501 and Mt. Carmel Church
Road. The land is not within the
Chapel Hill town limits, but is in the
town's zoning district.
The rezoning request would change
the site from a low-density residential
area to a mixed-use area. A change
would allow the construction of
offices and shopping centers in the
primarily residential area.
Changes urged in perspective system
By NANCY WYKLE
Changes must be made in the
perspective system at UNC because
students are having problems fulfill
ing certain perspectives, faculty
members and students said
The curriculum evaluation com
mittee, composed of students and
faculty members, will review a report
detailing problems with the perspec
tive system and offering possible
solutions next week. The results will
be released if members agree on the
conclusions and recommendations
made in the draft.
Committee members were
appointed by Gillian Cell, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
Darryl Gless, chairman of the
committee, has been working on the
report since fall 1987. Most of the
information used to make recommen
dations is from a survey taken in
February and March of 1988. The
survey was given to students and
faculty in all perspective courses
taught last spring.
Currently, the main campus of
UNC is zoned so that there are few
town regulations governing construc
tion, Town Planner Roger .Waldon
Waldon said so many buildings
exist on campus now that new
construction is only "a small incre
mental addition" to the total floor
The council quickly passed over
discussion of UNC and went on to
The planning board and town
planning staff recommended the
council consider allowing higher
density housing development and
promote low-income housing in an
effort to reduce housing costs and
Council member Julie Andresen
said higher density development
might not encourage the use of mass
transit and discourage the use of cars.
A discussion was initiated by
council member David Godschalk on
the town's priorities concerning
promoting new development and
expanding the town's existing roads.
By developing a plan for building
roads in the undeveloped areas of
Waldon said the site should remain
a low-density residential area because
the rezoning would contradict the
town's land-use plan.
"One of the reasons the board
objects to the rezoning is the area has
problems with deep slopes, traffic
congestion and sewer facilities,"
Waldon said. "The area was origi
nally zoned as residential because it
is more compatible with residential
"Most of the problems I'm aware
of stem from difficulty in providing
a high number of courses to fulfill
perspectives," Cell said. She said she
did not expect to see any major
changes made in the perspective
The fact that some courses are not
offered every semester is another
problem students encounter while
trying to fulfill perspectives, she said.
The philosophical and foreign
language requirements are the two
most difficult for students to fulfill,
said General College adviser Dorothy
Not being able to get into a class
is less of a problem for freshmen and
sophomores than for upperclassmen,
she said. "As you get closer to the
wire, it's more of a problem."
Philosophy courses are difficult for
students to get because most depart
ments other than philosophy don't
offer courses that count toward a
philosophy perspective, she.said.
.Most students Bemholz advises
finish their General College require
ments by the end of their sophomore
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Chapel Hill and building those roads
at the council's preferred pace, the
town council would have some
control over the pace and direction
of development in town, Godschalk
But council member Art Werner
said this control would only be gained
by using money that could otherwise
go to expand the capacity of roads
that serve developed areas of Chapel
"Our current needs are to spend
money on existing roads," Werner
said. "The roads of the new devel
opments are not really the problem;
the main arteries are."
Werner said Franklin Street, Estes
Drive and N.C. 86 are currently
Council member Nancy Preston
said she was ambivalent about open
ing up Chapel Hill's undeveloped
areas, which are mainly to the north
and south of town, to construction.
"I am not willing to grant
building roads in virgin land and
saying, 'There you (developers) go,
come out and build your whatever,' "
Town policy allows rezoning to
correct a rezoning error, to adjust to
changing zoning needs or to meet the
town's comprehensive plan.
The board's recommendation will
be sent to the town council which will
hold a public hearing on the rezoning
in May, Waldon said.
At the hearing, council members
will hear the board's recommenda
tion, a report from the town manager
and resident concerns.
years, she said.
But many students who have not
had a difficult time getting classes are
still dissatisfied with the perspectives
Freshman Melanie Paul, who
plans to go to medical school, said .
the number of perspectives required
would pose a problem for her.
, "I think there are too many per
spectives you have to take. I dont
see how you can do that in four years
without killing yourself."
Dan Blair, a senior history major,
said more courses should be required
that entail writing. "I know some
people who are science majors and
the only writing they have done here
is what they did in English 1 and 2."
Offering more sections of popular
classes would help alleviate the
problem, said sophomore Amy Giles.
Susan Hunter, a junior French
comparative literature major, said she
has had problems getting a philos
ophy course. "They think that as long
as any class is open you should take
it, whether you enjoy it or not."