Carolina Commons is the University's faculty and staff neighborhood planned for a site in Carrboro between Lake Hogan Farms and the Highlands. On December 15, 2008, the University hosted a neighborhood meeting at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center to update the adjoining neighborhoods on the plans and ongoing Carrboro review process. More than 60 people attended the meeting. After the University presented the background and current status of the project, the audience and presenters discussed numerous issues including the project design and density, the road proposed to connect Claymore Road to Colleton Crossings, a new development to the north, and connectivity to Lake Hogan Farms. Attendees were given comments cards that they could fill out and mail in.
The University is working with consultants Bryan Properties on Carolina Commons. The first step in Carrboro’s process is to submit a concept plan which lays out the general design of the proposal. The University has done that and the concept plan has been reviewed and approved by the Town. The next step will be to submit a formal application for a Conditional Use Permit to the Town and to continue working with the community and Town toward project approval. We expect to submit the CUP application in early January.
To see the PowerPoint presentation that was made at this meeting, click here. If you have any questions about the project, or wish to comment on any aspect of it, please contact Linda Convissor, Director of Local Relations, at Linda_Convissor@unc.edu.