Aura Chapel Hill is a proposed mixed-use development located at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Estes Drive on 14.7 acres.

The proposed Aura Chapel Hill embraces the adopted vision of the Town’s Central West Small Area Plan which calls for “residential, commercial, retail, and/or institutional” at this important corner. Community gathering spaces (“outdoor rooms”) will be a key component of the new development as well as easily accessible bicycle and pedestrian amenities to connect the new community. The new development proposes to reinvigorate the intersection with new uses, architecturally appropriate buildings (scale, character, articulation, etc.) and a future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station.

The commercial uses (restaurants, retail, office and live+work units) are intended to serve both new and nearby residents and orient to shared greenspaces, gathering areas with connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods. Aura Chapel Hill buildings will have thoughtful contextual architecture, respecting the historic qualities of design in the Town and the UNC Campus.  The site design will be organized to include properly scaled “outdoor rooms” and shared gathering areas. Aura Chapel Hill will have a carefully considered parking plan that minimizes “field” parking, screens a high percentage of spaces from public view and maximizes on-street parkingJoin the list to learn about all updates for this exciting proposed community and lifestyle offered at Aura Chapel Hill.

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