The Chapel Hill Historical Society


Saving Glen Lennox: A Case Study in Developer and Community Partnership

A talk by Linda Jacobson and John Blythe

Presentation and Reception
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Chapel Hill Historical Society
523 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC

The apartments at Glen Lennox opened in 1950 to alleviate the housing shortage in Chapel Hill after World War II. When the owner of Glen Lennox, Grubb Properties, announced plans in 2008 to redevelop the area, residents of the apartments and surrounding neighborhoods formed in opposition. Since then, Grubb Properties has worked with tenants, property owners, and the Town of Chapel Hill to create a development plan that will preserve some of the history and traits that distinguish the neighborhood. This presentation recalls the neighborhood's history and examines the cooperative process to preserve it amid redevelopment.

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.