UNC to give Carolina North update Monday
CHAPEL HILL UNC officials will hold a public information meeting for review of the 2014 Carolina North Annual Report.
The meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Magnolia Room of the Giles Horney building at 103 Airport Drive.
Carolina North is envisioned as a mixed-use academic campus on University-owned property along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two miles north of the main campus. Most of the planned construction for Carolina North will take place on or near the Horace Williams Airport. Other areas of the property are designated for conservation to preserve the ecological value of the land.
In 2009, university and town representatives signed a development agreement that covers the first 20 years of development on the site. The agreement contains guidelines and standards for the development of the first 3 million square feet on 133 acres.
The development agreement also contains a provision for an annual report from the university that lets the town and public know what development activities have occurred on the Carolina North site in the past year and the ways in which the university is complying with the terms of the development agreement. The report is part of the structure established by the development agreement for providing continued town-gown communication. Town Manager Roger Stancil will review the annual report and the public input and report his findings to the Town Council.
UNC and the Town welcome comments and feedback. You can send comments about the annual report or other issues related to Carolina North at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free parking is available at the Giles Horney Building after 5 p.m. and Chapel Hill Transit serves the building via the NU route.