17, 2005 UNC AND TOWN OF CARRBORO REACH AGREEMENT
ON LOCATION FOR NEW
On Wednesday, November 15, the UNC Board of
Trustees approved a tentative agreement that will allow the
Town of Carrboro to lease 1.6 acres of university-owned property
located on Homestead Road to build a fire substation that
will serve the northern area of the Town including Carolina
A 99-year lease agreement with a charge of $1.00 per year
is expected to be finalized by February 2006. The agreement
will also have a renewal option.
“For some time, the Town has been looking for land
which is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive.
The site offered by the University is an excellent location
for our new fire substation. This agreement is an example
of the good working relationship that exists between the University
and the Town. The Town is grateful to the Board of Trustees
and to the University staff who have worked to make this arrangement
possible. We look forward to continuing to work with
the University on future projects,” said Steve Stewart,
“This substation will be a beneficial addition.
It will enhance our services in the Northern Transition Area
and will complement the effective fire protection and emergency
medical response that is already provided for this area”,
stated Fire Chief Rodney Murray.
Once the lease agreement is finalized, the Town will solicit
requests for proposals for the design of the new substation.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2007 following the
completion of the design and appropriate reviews and approvals.