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Chilton, Kinnaird Urge Support for CAIC Project in Carrboro

Two former Carrboro mayors urged the Board of Aldermen to support a proposal to build a four-story building downtown for the ArtsCenter and Kidzu, in a deal that would include a second hotel at 300 East Main Street. Former Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, now the Orange County Register of Deeds, said he had been watching the public hearing at home before rushing over to Town Hall to speak just before the end of Tuesday night’s public hearing. “I’ve heard a lot of great questions raised tonight about this project,” said Chilton. “And I think that they’re questions that the...

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Proposed Carrboro Arts & Innovation Center Draws Desired Public Input

A proposal for a new Arts & Innovation Center in Carrboro brought out more people than expected to a couple of public information sessions at the Arts Center this week. “There’s $22 million during the construction phase of the project of local economic impact,” said architect Phil Szostak, who also serves on the board of the Carrboro ArtsCenter. “The new Carrboro Arts & Innovation Center will have a $4.26 million economic impact, based on just the 200,000 people that we’re bringing in today. “And then the hotel will have a five-and-a-half-to-six-and-a-half million-dollar economic impact. So if you look at...

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