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<br />ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 5-c <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Proposed Amendments to the Town of Hillsborough/Orange County Central <br />Orange Coordinated Area (COCA) Land Use Plan and to the Orange County <br />Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br /> <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT(S): <br />1. Hillsborough/Orange County COCA Land <br />Use Plan Amendment Map <br />2. Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan <br />Amendment Map <br />3. Excerpts of August 5, 2020 and August <br />19, 2020 Planning Board Meeting Minutes <br />4. Public Hearing Legal Ad <br />5. Resolution Amending COCA Land Use <br />Plan and Orange County 2030 <br />Comprehensive Plan <br /> <br />INFORMATION CONTACT: <br />Tom Altieri, Planner III, 245-2579 <br />Tom Ten Eyck, Planner II, 245-2567 <br />Craig Benedict, Planning Director, 245-2575 <br />Steve Brantley, Economic Development <br /> Director, 245-2326 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PURPOSE: To hold a public hearing, receive the Planning Board recommendation and public <br />comment, close the public hearing, and schedule action for a specific future date on a County- <br />initiated request to amend the: <br />• Town of Hillsborough/Orange County Central Orange Coordinated Area (COCA) Land <br />Use Plan, and <br />• Orange County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM). <br /> <br />The amendments to these long-range plans work together to expand the southern boundary of <br />the Hillsborough Economic Development area. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: Orange County and the Town of Hillsborough have been discussing potential <br />expansion of the Hillsborough Economic Development area for several years as the County <br />continued work towards investing in a sewer “trunk line”, south of Interstate 40 and west of Old <br />Highway 86, in accordance with its Capital Improvement Plan developed in 2012. With an eye <br />towards maximizing the use of the sewer line, there is interest in designating additional lands <br />that could be served via a “gravity sewer line” for non-residential purposes. In addition, Orange <br />County evaluates the amount of land available for economic development, and due to lands <br />being developed as the UNC Hospital and Durham Technical Community College over the last <br />few years, the limited supply in this area was considered for expansion. <br /> <br />At its June 6, 2017 meeting, the BOCC approved amendments to the Water and Sewer <br />Management, Planning, and Boundary Agreement (WASMPBA) to expand the Hillsborough <br />Primary Service Area. All parties have since approved the WASMPBA amendment, with the <br />1