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Media Advisory

For immediate use

May 24, 2007

Media invited to special Carolina North briefing

Tuesday (May 29)
2 to 3 p.m.
Room 2603 in School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building
UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present two new scenarios for developing Carolina North to media representatives before a third round of community meetings later in the day. These scenarios have been developed based on feedback from the public at previous community meetings in March and April.

Jack Evans, executive director of Carolina North, will lead the media preview. The community meetings will be held at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., also in Room 2603.

Carolina representatives will present revised conceptual drawings, with possible approaches to transit and energy, for community comment.

Officials plan to follow a similar format for these community meetings that they used when the series kicked off in March. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and share comments on the new scenarios as well as the possible approaches to transit and energy. The feedback will continue to support the university’s efforts to develop a concept plan for the university-owned property. More community meetings are planned in June. Details will be announced later.

Carolina North is envisioned as a mixed-use academic development on the 900-plus-acre tract of university land north of the main campus. The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has directed the university’s administration to submit a development plan for Carolina North to local governments by next October. Trustees are expected to see a draft conceptual plan at their July meeting.

Carolina North website: To download electronic versions of the images representing the scenarios after the briefing, to read comments from local residents and members of the campus community who attended the previous meetings and for more information about Carolina North, visit

News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415,