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Plans for UNC Satellite Campus to Go Before Trustees

Posted June 22, 2007 4:57 p.m. EDT

— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees will consider next month plans for a proposed mixed-use academic development near the school.

The university presented plans on Thursday to the community to build Carolina North on a 900-acre piece of land north of UNC-Chapel Hill's main campus.

"We have this wonderful asset of a piece of land that is so close to the existing campus that we can put new activities out there," said Carolina North's executive director, Jack Evans. "But they're close enough that people at the two sites can interact with each other in a very effective way."

The proposal, based on comments from several community meetings, will go before the Chapel Hill Town Council in the fall.

North Carolina State University has a similar satellite campus called Centennial Campus with a mix of university, private companies, residential housing and a middle school Developers are planning to build a hotel and golf course.