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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 6, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 6-a <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 /> DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. Resolution Amending COCA Land Use Tom Altieri, Planner III, 245-2579 <br /> Plan and Orange County 2030 Tom Ten Eyck, Planner II, 245-2567 <br /> Comprehensive Plan Craig Benedict, Planning Director, 245-2575 <br /> 2. September 30, 2020 Memorandum from Steve Brantley, Economic Development <br /> County Planning Staff Director, 245-2326 <br /> PURPOSE: To take action on a County-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 /> The amendments to these long-range plans work together to expand the southern boundary of <br /> the Hillsborough Economic Development area. <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 /> 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 /> Town of Hillsborough Board as the last party to approve it in October 2017. Because of <br /> language included in the approval resolutions, the WASMPBA amendment is to become <br /> effective when the joint land use plan is amended to reflect the expanded Urban Service Area <br /> and assigned a future land use classification. Some of these background details, including <br /> notice to the Board when the land use plan amendments would be forthcoming, were included <br />