The Town of Carrboro hosted a public hearing on September 4 to discuss the basic schematics for the planned public library, arts center and more that will be constructed at 203 S Greensboro St.

Perkins + Will, the architecture firm tasked with designing the 203 Project, presented three different schematics, including one that seemed to draw support from the Board of Alderman entitled “The Commons.”

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle said this particular design received positive feedback from attendees of the hearing as well.

“I don’t think anyone disagreed with the idea that ‘The Commons’ seemed to be the best of the three schematic designs,” said Lavelle.

The ideas for the three designs were gathered by Perkins + Will from public input sessions and are only meant to give a general layout for the project.

Lavelle stressed that more specific aspects of the design are still to be discussed.

“This is the schematic phase,” said Lavelle, “after this we’ll have the concept-plan phase.”

A “public engagement session” focusing on the project is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. September 20 in Town Hall. Lavelle said the town is hoping to have a completed design by October 12.

More information on the proposal is available here.