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Campus Master Plan Update

Community workshops were held in September 2004 and May 2005. The next community meeting is anticipated for Fall 2005.


On March 22, 2006, the campus master plan update was presented to the university’s Board of Trustees. The update identified the few remaining developable sites on the main campus and reaffirmed the responsible capacity of the land. The development of Carolina North remains an important way to meet expansion needs in the future and fulfill the mission of the university.

The update is true to the history of the campus and the principles of the original 2001 plan. Highlights of the updated plan include:

Maintaining and enhancing the fundamental beauty and character of the main campus, especially Polk and McCorkle Places;
Transforming the surface parking in the Bell Tower into a new open space framed by new buildings for academic and research programs;
Providing space for the Arts Common;
Removing and replacing Davie Hall; and
Expanding South Campus by exporting the qualities of Polk and McCorkle and making it a vital hub of student activity.

This update integrates the lessons we have learned to date, especially with regard to infrastructure (both utilities and parking) and natural resources. It is an improvement upon an already excellent plan that has served the University well. Key elements of the plan are starting to come to life, especially on South Campus.

Click here to view the master plan update in its entirety.

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