Carolina North

Carolina North is a planned satellite expansion for the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The 250-acre site, which has been planned for more than two decades, will consist of a combination of research facilities, faculty and student housing and mixed-use commercial development. Proposed buildings on the Carolina North campus include a new site for the University’s Law School and the Innovation Center, a business-technology center focused on promoting new ideas in high-tech business in the state. The University’s main campus would be linked to Carolina North through a variety of proposed bus routes and the expansion of pre-existing local roads.

About 1.3 times larger than the main campus, Carolina North was proposed as a logical expansion to supplement the University’s increasingly crowded main campus. As enrollment numbers expand and housing needs rise, Carolina North is meant to provide the University with greater opportunities for research, living space and campus growth. Construction is planned in gradual phases, with a final completion date more than 50 years from today.

Limitations in the state budget have stalled plans for the foreseeable future.

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