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Media Advisory

For immediate use

Aug. 23, 2007

Media invited to special Carolina North briefing

Tuesday (Aug. 28)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Room 2603 in School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building
UNC-Chapel Hill


Note: Parking will not be available at the School of Government for the briefing. Please use either the N.C. 54 visitor’s lot on Raleigh Road or the Rams Head deck on Ridge Road.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present a review of plans for land use as well as possible approaches to water and energy management on the Carolina North campus to media representatives before a community meeting later in the day.

Jack Evans, executive director of Carolina North, will lead the media preview. The community meeting will be held at 4 p.m., also in Room 2603. As at the other monthly meetings held since March, attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and share comments. The feedback will continue to support the university’s efforts to refine a concept plan for Carolina North.

The university’s Board of Trustees is expected to take action on a plan for Carolina North at its September meeting. The trustees have directed the administration to submit a development plan for Carolina North to local governments by the end of October.

Carolina North is envisioned as a mixed-use academic community on the 900-plus-acre tract of university land 2 miles north of the main campus. Evans has emphasized that the primary driver for Carolina North is the university’s mission – education, research, public service – and a responsibility to help meet the state’s economic development needs.

An ecological assessment is helping guide UNC’s efforts toward sustainability principles and goals at Carolina North. Other input includes a report from the Leadership Advisory Committee that made recommendations for guiding principles for development.

Carolina North online: To download images from the presentation, 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 http://carolinanorth.unc.edu.

News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415, susan_houston@unc.edu