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Buildings in the approved Development Plan located within a local Historic District will comply with the North Carolina General Statutes.

Chapel Hill Historic District

In 1971 the Chapel Hill Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district is divided into three areas, one of which is the “University Campus Area”, described as follows:” … the northern quadrangle centering on a tree-lined open space (named McCorkle Place in the early 1930s), includes the oldest buildings of the campus as well as a number of somewhat later ones. Reflecting the various architectural styles popular for college campus buildings, these structures provide an interesting overview of the development of collegiate architecture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.”

All campus development in the Chapel Hill Historic District is subject to review by the NC Department of Cultural Resources. In addition, two campus buildings, Playmakers Theater and Old East, are National Historic Landmarks and the Carolina Inn is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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