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June 26 Update

A Neighborhood Information Meeting was held at Town Hall in Carrboro on June 26th to discuss the plan and timeline for developing South Green.

Construction Schedule Overview:

The project is being developed in five stages. The five stages are listed below:

Stage one is demolition and grading. The site will be surrounded by chain link fencing. Gates will provide emergency vehicles uninterrupted access to Purple Leaf Place. (Emergency services will have keys to open these gates.) A detour will be posted to reroute pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as access from Rand Road to the multi-use path entrance at Purple Leaf Place will be closed.

During this stage a temporary detention basin will be built. A skimmer will drain the basin after stormwater events, as per state regulations. Once the skimmer basin is in place we will begin mass grading of the eastern slope.

We hope to begin stage one in the next few weeks. We estimate that demo will take two to three weeks and grading will take two to four weeks. The goal of the mass grading is to remove all dirt needed for future phases from the eastern slope and stabilize that bank immediately. The dirt removed will be stored in two large surcharge piles in the location of the future buildings. The surcharge piles are needed to prepare the earth below for the future building pads. The site will remain in this stage until stage 2 (below) is completed.

Stage two is the installation of a stormwater pipe under South Greensboro Street by NCDOT. This installation must happen before we can proceed to stage three. These plans are currently in the design process with NCDOT.

Stage three is the installation of our underground box culvert for stormwater management, which will connect to the NCDOT pipe installed in stage two. In this stage there will be additional grading, including filling in a portion, if not the entire temporary detention basin built in stage one.

Stage four is the installation of the roundabout on South Greensboro Street by NCDOT. One side of the roundabout will be built at a time, leaving one lane of South Greensboro Street open for traffic. We are hopeful that NCDOT will install their stormwater pipe (stage two) at the same time to help minimize the disturbance along South Greensboro Street.

Stage five is the installation of either three or four buildings on the site.

Thanks for your interest. Please check back regularly for updates on the project.