Carolina North is a research and mixed-use academic campus planned for 250 acres two miles north of the main campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. As a public research university helping to transform the state’s economy, Carolina must compete with national peers for the talent and resources that drive innovation. Today, that competition demands a new kind of setting—one that enables public-private partnerships, public engagement and flexible new spaces for research and education. Carolina North will be a world-class magnet to attract the best and brightest to North Carolina, one that will create tremendous economic benefit for the state. This campus will promote a synergy among research, business, science, law and technology that will in turn produce new ideas, products and jobs. This research-driven entrepreneurship will take place in a highly green environment, one specifically designed to be a model of sustainability and to take advantage of the latest technological developments.
Public information meeting about 2015 Carolina North Annual Report set for Sept. 17
A public information meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, to receive comments and feedback on the 2015 Carolina North Development Agreement Annual Report to the Town of Chapel Hill. The meeting will be held in the Magnolia Conference Room of the Giles F. Horney Building at 103 Airport Drive. Free parking is available, and Chapel Hill Transit serves the building via the NU route.
The report is posted at http://carolinanorth.unc.edu/, where the public can access the Carolina North conservation areas baseline and initial monitoring reports by the Triangle Land Conservancy.
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 of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. University and Town representatives signed a development agreement in 2009 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 of a mixed-use research and academic campus on 133 acres.
The annual report 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 agreement for providing continued town-gown communication. The report will also be posted online at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/news-events/current-issues/carolina-north/carolina-north.
Town Manager Roger Stancil will review the report and the public input before reporting to the Town Council on his review of the development agreement and its requirements.
Public input is welcome. Send comments about the annual report or other issues related to Carolina North at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org or write Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department, Carolina North, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Detailed information is available online at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/news-events/current-issues/carolina-north/carolina-north and http://carolinanorth.unc.edu/. To be added to a mailing list to receive regular updates about the Carolina North development agreement, please contact email@example.com.