Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Obey Creek

Here are the two links for the hearing on Obey Creek, the name of which was omitted from the Homeowners Association site and as well as this link and this one as well which gives the meat of the proposal.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Morgan Creek

"5. Morgan Creek Trail Construction Underway

Work begins this April on Morgan Creek Trail, providing access to a hidden gem of open space to the south and west of Fordham Boulevard, a woodland corridor that James Taylor called "Copperline."

Morgan Creek Trail is planned for the north side of Morgan Creek, from Merritt Pasture to a new parking lot east of Kingswood Apartments. The project will include a bridge over Morgan Creek. The Town of Chapel Hill was awarded $300,000 in federal stimulus funding for the $1.2 million project.

Currently, there is limited public access to the Morgan Creek area, which is protected by a conservation easement. The 92-acre nature preserve stretches along Morgan Creek from Merritt Pasture to the Chapel Hill town limit at Smith Level Road. The land is bounded by Merritt Pasture on the east, the Carrboro Town line on the west, Culbreth Road to the south, and Fordham Boulevard to the north. The open space was amassed in a series of acquisitions that were finalized in March 2007.

"Folks have wanted access to this beautiful pasture for a long, long time," said Butch Kisiah, director of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department. "It will be a great addition to our trail system and makes some important new connections."

The first phase of the Morgan Creek Trail construction will be 4,800 feet in length, and will extend from the Kinsgwood Apartments to Merritt's Pasture. The trail alignment was selected to minimize tree removal. The project will eventually include a parking lot on the west end of the trail with access off of Highway NC 54, two bridges and a boardwalk. The majority of the trail will be 10 feet wide and constructed of concrete.

Future phases of the trail will cross over Morgan Creek to line up with the existing Fan Branch Trail that currently serves Southern Village. The trail will also continue to Smith Level Road at the Carrboro Town line near Frank Porter Graham School. Bridge installation over Morgan Creek to access the Southbridge neighborhood is anticipated for late fall 2010. The contractor has until March 1, 2011, to complete the work but is expected to finish sooner if weather conditions are conducive to construction activities.

The total land area of Chapel Hill is 21.3 square miles, and about 11 percent is dedicated to parks and open space. There are about 720 acres of open space protected land and 12 miles of trails. Get out and enjoy the outdoors in Chapel Hill, "a Town within a Park." Learn more at or call the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department at 919-968-2784."

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

"Welcome to Carrboro Yoga Company"

Now owned or co-owned by Lies SAPP of Southern Village, it appears.

"Annuaire, guide, cosmetiques, alimentation : bio -"

We ought to establish our own criteria and put together our own "green" directory of product and service providers any of us might choose to use in Southern Village, no?