New Library and Cultural Center Coming to Downtown Carrboro!

Check here for the latest! Completion is anticipated by Spring 2024
  • Future home of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources; Orange County Southern Branch Library; Orange County Skills Development Center; WCOM Radio; a teen center and performance/multipurpose uses. 
  • Accessible from Chapel Hill Transit bus routes CW, F and J routes, the Go Triangle 405 route, a soon-to-be built sidewalk along S. Greensboro Street, and the Libba Cotten Bikeway 
  • New facility will include parking deck with 171 vehicle parking spaces and 70 bike parking spots. 
  • If you would like to be included on a neighborhood email list, which includes residents living in the adjacent neighborhood and the local business community, reach us at the203project@carrboronc.gov  We will send you project updates! 
  • The Town of Carrboro will post monthly project updates here on the Town website and through social media. Sign up to receive Carrboro Town News at www.carrboronc.gov/signup

The 203 Project is located at 203 S. Greensboro Street, an existing Carrboro municipal parking lot near the center of the town. This is a combined effort between the Town of Carrboro and Orange County to create a community  three-story public facility with opportunities for education, art and connection.

  1. September 2022

Sept. 15, 2022 -- After conducting subsurface utility locating, excavation for the stormwater system began the week of Aug. 22, 2022, in the southwest corner of the site. Barnhill constructed one stormwater junction box and installed about 50 feet of stormwater pipe.

Utility coordination is ongoing among Dominion Gas, Spectrum/Charter and AT&T to accommodate construction.

Currently, the eastern section of the parking lot is closed and barricaded off. Full closure of the parking lot is pending utility work with a date TBD. Signage has been ordered to notice the public of the lot closure date. Notification will be provided two weeks prior to the closure. Please find alternative parking locations at http://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11225/Carrboro-Parking-Map

At its Sept. 13, 2022, meeting, the Town Council heard from Barnhill Contracting Co. about their procedures for mitigating noise disturbances connected to construction. The project will require about eight early morning (deemed after-hours) concrete pours to complete construction of the building and parking deck. These pours are expected to take place prior to 7 a.m.

Barnhill will notify the Town one week in advance of expected after-hours concrete work and will work with Town staff to notify residents and businesses of upcoming work. No more than two after-hours concrete pours will be permitted in a given week, and they will not fall on consecutive nights. No after-hours work will be permitted on Sunday. The Council directed staff to expand the radius of neighborhood notification of these pours.

The development will be the future home of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources; Orange County Southern Branch Library; Orange County Skills Development Center; WCOM Radio; a teen center and performance/multipurpose uses. The 203 Project will provide opportunities for education, art and community connection.


  1. August 2022
  1. May 2022 - Groundbreaking
  1. Project Contacts
  1. Project Background