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Chapel Hill Homeowners Oppose New UNC Building

Posted August 23, 2002

— Homeowners in Elkin Hill are speaking out against The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's plans to move into their back yards.

Residents voiced their opposition Thursday in response to UNC's plan for a new groundskeeping facility in a wooded area south of Horace Williams Airport. The land will be used for a fueling station, printing shop and chemical storage area.

UNC says it revised its plan to move the proposed complex further away from homes. But homeowners still are not happy.

"I've seen a couple of signs up already, saying people are definitely thinking about moving and selling their homes, will they have a hard time of it," said homeowner Carol Herfindahl.

UNC and Elkin Hill representatives plan to meet again in ten days.


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