The 203 Project

The 203 Project is again underway and is now the future home of the Town Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Program, the Orange County Southern Branch Library, the Orange County Skills Development Center, Virtual Justice Center, WCOM Radio, Teen Center, and more. The current design process is a continuation of the 2018 efforts, reflecting the great input previously received and framing the new and updated synergies of the building users. Please consider attending one of our upcoming events to learn more.

To attend any of the following meetings please contact Planning Director Trish McGuire by email: PMcGuire@townofcarrboro.org or by phone: (919) 918-7327

NEW SURVEY! Tell us your thoughts on the updated design concept

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Upcoming Events

Date Description
Tuesday, September 15, 7pm  Town Council update (See slide presentation on updated design concept!)
Thursday, September 24, 7 – 8:30pm  Virtual public meeting on project
Saturday, September 26, 10:30am – 12pm  Virtual public meeting on project
Thursday, October 8, 6-7pm Virtual "drop-in" hosted by Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department
Friday, October 30, 10-11am Virtual "drop-in" hosted by Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department
Thursday, November 19, 9-10:30 am  Virtual office hours on schematic design
Saturday, November 21, 2:30 - 4:30pm Drop-in with designers or virtual event, as COVID safety protocols indicate.
Other! Other pop-up events and meetings (e.g. tabling at Farmers’ Market and virtual coffees) are in the works. Outreach to neighborhoods and user groups for information sessions as well.

Project Background

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.

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What is The 203 Project?

This project will be the future home of the of the Town’s Recreation and Parks Department, the Orange County Southern Branch Library, WCOM Radio and much more! The 203 Project is a combined effort that will offer a community based facility that will provide opportunities for education, art, and togetherness. This building will be accessible to all individuals and will enhance the quality of life in our area.


Prior Public Engagement

Public Input Sessions:

June 13, 2018 Public Input Session

July 23, 2018 Public Input Session

September 20, 2018 Public Engagement Session

Public Design Presentations