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Plans Unveiled for Carolina North Project

Posted August 1, 2007

— The public got a peek Tuesday at one of the largest development projects in Chapel Hill history.

Carolina North, which is designed to be an academic and research campus, will sit on 250 university-owned acres two miles north of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

The public was able to view drawings of how the campus would look. If the plans are approved, construction could start in about a year.


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  • SubwayScoundrel Aug 1, 2007

    Sounds good. Just build it dense and connect mass transit between the main campus and this one

  • apmcn Aug 1, 2007

    i hope they dont cut down any trees for this project...

  • fbell Aug 1, 2007

    I hope this research camps takes off faster than NC States Centennial Campus has in the past. Good luck to this venture.

    NC Viking

  • Jeremiah Aug 1, 2007

    and InHisName, you also meant "meant".

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

  • BigUNCFan Aug 1, 2007

    I haven't been to a college yet were parking was not at a premium but I have to admit that this will be tougher than even usual for that situation. I wonder if it will be one of those deals where you park and ride on a bus from a satellite parking area.

  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Aug 1, 2007

    I ment (Trees)

  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Aug 1, 2007

    And thats how we loose tree

  • emailmercedes Aug 1, 2007

    and the beauty is chapel hill's mass transit is FREE

  • Morrisville Aug 1, 2007

    Parking is everywhere, just need to park in Chatnam county/Durham county/Wake county and take a bus to Chapel hill, problem solved. What do you think this area will be like in 50 years from now. Chapel hill is already expanding towards Pittsboro and across 40 off 266 near Durham.

  • Nancy Aug 1, 2007

    turkeydance - driving anywhere around there and trying to find parking, even for the smallest event is near impossible.