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Local residents can meet the new monitor for Carolina North’s conservation areas at a public information meeting Jan. 30 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Representatives from the Triangle Land Conservancy will be available to discuss the group’s role as third-party monitor at a meeting to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Conference Room of the Giles F. Horney Building, 103 Airport Drive. Free parking is available, and Chapel Hill Transit serves the building via the NU route.

Carolina North is being developed as a mixed-use academic campus on University-owned property along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two miles north of the main campus. Most of the planned construction for Carolina North will take place on or near the site of the Horace Williams Airport. This meeting is one of a series of regular presentations to keep the public updated on activities at Carolina North.

Much of the Jan. 30 meeting will focus on the conservation areas, tracts outside the development area to be preserved for their ecological value. UNC staff will present the signs used to designate the areas and the land stewardship policy that guides UNC’s management of the property. They will also introduce representatives from the nonprofit Triangle Land Conservancy, selected by the University to ensure adherence to the conservation areas’ restrictive covenants.

Other topics will include updates on the construction of the utilities ductbank and greenway, installation of the landfill gas pipeline and generator, designs for the Collaborative Science Building and related infrastructure and a remediation study of the former municipal landfill.

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