setting the standard for redeveloped
Glen Lennox’s revival is inspired by and pays tribute to the history and personality of the mid-century modern theme and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that define the neighborhood.
Featuring open design concepts, tasteful architecture and a network of connected greenspaces, Glen Lennox will lead the future of Chapel Hill with an unrivaled retail, office and living setting that pays homage to the property’s unique and storied past.
The future Glen Lennox pays homage to the property’s unique mid-century modern heritage. Our broader contemporary interpretation employs elements of the movement's distinctive materials, architecture and design from the movement with modern variations on this storied style.
Character, Culture, Community
Over more than a decade, through hundreds of events and conversations with thousands of current and former Chapel Hillians, three key themes emerged as priorities guiding the future of Glen Lennox: Character, Culture and Community.
This framework captures the creative expression of the brand and purposefully influences everything–from development principles to the conceptual master plan to the design language of the 20-year project.View 20-Year Development Plan
- Winding streets lined with lush landscaping and trees
- Pedestrian-friendly accommodations
- Re-use of bricks from original Glen Lennox buildings
- New building, street, and other space names that speak to the history of Glen Lennox
- A range of offerings available in the community, including a number of preserved cottages, as well as the shopping center
- A new clubhouse and leasing office
- New apartment homes under the Link Apartments® Linden brand
- A publicly accessible outdoor recreation space
- A new traffic signal and entrance into Glen Lennox from US 15-501 to make the intersection safer and to help with traffic flow.
- Improve the insulation, wiring, and ventilation on the original Glen Lennox buildings
- Reuse bricks from the current buildings
- Install energy-efficient windows and appliances
- Install water-efficient plumbing and fixtures
- Use low-VOC paints and flooring
- Implement sustainable landscaping, including planting only native species
- A new entrance and signalized intersection on US 15-501 and an improved entrance at NC 54 to allow motorists to easily access the neighborhood
- Access to multiple local and regional bus routes
- Bicycle paths, bike rooms, bike parking, and bike-related street signage
- Sidewalks around and through all blocks to make for easier and more enjoyable walking
- Provide a range of housing options for current and future residents
- Promote a vibrant and connected community
- Create a connected community that links neighborhoods, businesses, and schools through greenways, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and public transportation
- Create future land use, form, and density that strengthen the community, social equity, economic prosperity, and natural environment
- Protect neighborhoods from the impact of development such as storm water runoff, light and noise pollution, and traffic
- Provide a level of certainty to both the Town and the developer that makes planning for such a large and long-range project feasible.