UNC Health Care has proposed a concept plan for the Town of Chapel Hill to redevelop University-owned property along U.S. Highway 15-501, near Interstate 40 and the entrance of Chapel Hill.
The Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission heard the proposal in a meeting on Tuesday night. The concept plan will likely be proposed to the Town Council in a few months, but the project has yet to receive approval from the council.
The proposal calls to demolish four of the five existing buildings on Eastowne Drive. The buildings will be replaced with 300,000 square feet of office space across two six-story buildings.
UNC Health Care spokesperson Tom Hughes said the University’s ownership of the Eastowne property along with its accessible location made it a good choice for the new development.
“UNC Health Care owns much of the land on the inside loop of Eastowne Drive, and we currently have buildings in place there,” he said. “Due to its proximity to I-40 and 15-501, this is a great location to redevelop.”