Background Information

Project History

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.

203 Project map

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

Board of Aldermen Presentations and Interview #1, February 13, 2018:

Agenda materials  /  Video  /  Design Team Presentation 1 and Presentation 2

Board of Aldermen Interview #2, March 6, 2018:

Agenda materials  /  Video

Concept Planning

Agenda item links for Board of Aldermen public presentations and hearings on concept plans for site development (see items 17-213 & 17-298):

Item 1  /  Item 2

Town of Carrboro Space Planning Presentation by Spencer Architects:

Space Planning Presentation (6/20/17)

Space Planning Presentation (9/19/17)

Development Agreement with Orange County

Agenda item for consideration of Development Agreement with Orange County (see item 17-315)

Agenda item for Development Agreement (see item 17-205)

Signed Development Agreement

Town Space Needs and Facilities Condition Assessment

Agenda item for the Town’s Space Needs Analysis (see item 17-049)

Creech and Associates Space Needs Analysis Presentation

Background Information – Orange County Southern Branch Library

Orange County Southern Branch Library

Budget and Capital Improvement Planning Information

Agenda item to Budget ordinance approval for project (see item 211, Attachment I)

Agenda item link to CIP (See item 17-214)