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The Campus Master Plan provides the University and UNC Health Care System with a framework for planned growth. The Campus Master Plan seeks to export the planning principles of the historic north campus to the south by extending the open space network and strengthening the north to south pedestrian connections. It locates new buildings that define new open spaces. (See attached Map 1.) The design guidelines will recommend footprints and heights that are sensitive to the scale of adjacent buildings and on the boundaries of the campus adjacent to neighborhoods. The transportation, environmental and utility components of the Campus Master Plan address the parking, transportation, and utilities infrastructure demands of this growth while also providing a strategy to protect the environmental resources of the campus and region.

The Development Plan is a significant first step in the implementation of the Campus Master Plan. This plan proposes buildings that support the University and UNC Health Care System’s mission of teaching, research and service. New buildings for academic, research, health care, student life programs and additional student housing address documented space deficiencies for existing programs and provide additional space to meet the University’s increased student enrollment.

The Development Plan is a comprehensive plan that includes projects to meet programmatic needs as well as infrastructure projects that support and mitigate the impacts of growth. The Science Complex is an example of comprehensive planning that addresses a series of challenges. Phase I will build updated science facilities to accommodate the current occupants of Venable Hall. Once completed, Venable Hall will be vacated and demolished. Phases II and III will then provide academic and research space to address significant space deficiencies. Also included in Phases II and III are a chiller plant to meet the increased cooling load and a parking deck to replace surface parking eliminated by construction. Some of the existing surface parking will also be transformed into a new quadrangle.

The Development Plan also includes projects that extend the pedestrian and open space network and export the character of north campus to the south. The Ramshead Development and Student Services Building provide space for student life programs to support the students who will live in the new and existing residence halls on south campus. Again, the buildings for program are coupled with infrastructure projects that replace lost parking, extend the utilities distribution network and introduce storm water management systems to mitigate this growth. The roof of the parking deck is designed as a new open space that is formed by new buildings for campus recreation and dining. Existing pedestrian paths are extended through this open space and connect to the network of open spaces formed by the new residence halls and existing high rises.

The Development Plan provides a comprehensive plan to provide additional housing for students and student families. During the Campus Master Plan additional on campus housing was identified as one strategy to reducing the number of cars coming to campus. This additional housing also answers the University’s commitment to provide housing for the increased undergraduate enrollment. From the first concept plan for the Campus Master Plan, student family housing has been seen as an appropriate neighbor to the Mason Farm neighborhood. There is a carefully sequenced schedule for new construction of housing that supports the renovation schedule of existing undergraduate residence halls. The University commitment to improving student life on campus is evident in the development plan. The plan will transform south campus from the bedroom community it is now and new development will bring the character of open spaces and rich intellectual climate to this part of campus.

Planned development for the UNC Health Care System is designed to meet the needs of patients from the local community, region, and state. One example is the replacement of the Clinical Cancer Center. This project will allow for decompression and expansion of care programs for people with cancer, while also providing an opportunity for demolition of the Gravely Building and the creation of green space in front of the UNC Hospitals complex. This new park setting will become part of the south campus open space network. The UNC Health Care System’s new facilities are planned to respond to the need and demand for health care.

The Development Plan shows the buildings that the University and UNC Health Care System will put into construction within eight years and complete within ten years. (See attached Map 2.) The map is color coded to indicate the year a building is expected to begin construction. The buildings are also numbered and coded to reference planned building use. The accompanying spreadsheet describes size, scale and program use for each building. (See attached Table 1.)

Development Plan
Classification Square Footage Parking Spaces
Academic 1,383,090
Cultural 102,725
Housing 635,612
Infrastructure 135,600
Office 163,200
Parking 1,885,000 5,330
Research 457,400
Student Life 307,300
UNC-Health Care 831,350
Totals 5,901,277 5,330
Building Building Type Area Per Floor, GSF Number of Floors Phase I Total Area Above Grade Parking Spaces Anticipated Construction Start Date Anticipated Construction Completion
A-1 Academic 10,600 3 31,800 03/05 02/07
A-2 Academic 13,400 4 73,100 03/05 02/07
A-3 Academic 6,400 4 25,600 03/05 02/07
A-4 Academic 5,000 4 20,000 03/05 02/07
A-5 Academic 13,800 4 55,200 03/05 02/07
A-6 Academic 18,000 5 90,000 07/03 06/05
A-7 Academic 8,200 5 41,000 02/06 08/08
A-8 Academic 30,900 4 154,500 02/06 08/08
A-9 Academic 11,700 4 396,700 02/06 08/08
A-10 Academic >18,750 6 112,500 07/03 06/05
A-11 Academic 27,335 3 82,000 03/04 02/06
A-12 Academic 9,928 7 69,500 11/01 10/03
A-13 Academic 3,400 3 10,200 08/02 07/04
A-14 Academic 14,165 6 84,990 08/04 08/06
A-15 Academic 19,900 3 59,700 03/04 02/06
A-16 Academic 7,700 3 23,100 03/04 02/06
A-17 Academic 13,300 4 53,200 06/02 12/03
Total Academic 1,383,090
C-1 Cultural 12,000 3 36,000 12/02 05/04
C-2 Cultural 6,600 4 26,400 05/02 11/03
C-3 Cultural 7,000 3 37,325 12/01 01/03
C-4 Cultural 2,600 2 3,000 11/02 02/04
Total Cultural 102,725
H-1 Housing 4,500 3 13,500 05/03 07/04
H-2 Housing 4,500 3 13,500 05/03 07/04
H-3 Housing 1,664 4 6,656 05/02 07/03
H-4 Housing 1,664 4 6,656 05/02 07/03
H-5 Housing 17,100 4 68,400 10/03 08/05
H-6 Housing 15,000 4 60,000 10/03 08/05
H-7 Housing 18,700 4 74,800 10/03 08/05
H-8 Housing 10,800 4 43,200 10/03 08/05
H-9 Housing 10,500 4 42,000 10/03 08/05
H-10 Housing 7,200 3 21,600 03/03 06/04
H-11 Housing 11,400 3 34,200 03/03 08/05
H-12 Housing 7,300 3 21,900 03/03 08/05
H-13 Housing 6,500 3 19,500 03/03 08/05
H-14 Housing 7,000 3 21,000 03/03 08/05
H-15 Housing 10,500 3 31,500 03/03 08/05
H-16 Housing 10,500 3 31,500 03/03 08/05
H-17 Housing 9,000 3 27,000 03/03 08/05
H-18 Housing 8,600 3 25,800 10/03 08/05
H-19 Housing 8,100 3 24,300 10/03 08/05
H-20 Housing 8,100 3 24,300 10/03 08/05
H-21 Housing 8,100 3 24,300 03/03 08/05
Total Housing 635,612
I-1 Infrastructure 20,000 20,000 07/03 12/04
I-2 Infrastructure 28,900 4 115,600 08/03 12/05
Total Infrastructure 135,600
O-1 Office 22,200 6 133,200 07/03 05/05
O-2 Office 15,000 2 30,000 11/02 05/06
Total Office 163,200
P-1 Parking 58,000 2 115,500 300 12/04 05/06
P-2 Parking 115,500 2 210,000 600 08/05 04/07
P-3 Parking 84,200 3 252,600 700 05/02 10/04
P-4 Parking 73,300 4 350,000 1,000 12/05 01/07
P-5 Parking 63,900 4 255,500 730 11/07 03/10
P-6 Parking 44,800 3 134,400 350 12/02 11/05
P-7 Parking 123,500 3 525,000 1,500 08/07 09/09
P-8 Parking 20,720 2 42,000 120 03/04 07/06
Total Parking 1,885,000 5,330
R-1 Research 21,800 5 109,000 07/07 07/10
R-2 Research 9,600 3 49,000 07/07 07/10
R-3 Research 6,300 3 74,400 07/07 07/10
R-4 Research 37,500 6 225,000 08/02 12/04
Total Research 457,400
SL-1 Student Life 27,200 2 54,400 06/02 07/04
SL-2 Student Life 31,725 4 126,900 06/02 07/04
SL-3 Student Life 31,500 4 126,000 06/04 08/05
Total Student Life 307,300
UNCH-1 UNC Health Care 64,300 3 196,280 12/02 11/05
UNCH-2 UNC Health Care 26,600 8 343,180 11/07 03/10
UNCH-3 UNC Health Care 27,000 8 291,890 03/05 02/08
Total UNC Health Care 831,350