University officials met with the Chapel Hill Planning Board and residents Tuesday night as town officials continue to sift through the University's proposed inch-thick development plan.
The main issue of contention at the meeting centered on how the University will handle increased traffic during and after its Master Plan expansion.
University officials are opposed to increasing traffic volume along Manning Drive because of the projected rise in student population and their movement along South Campus.
But residents counter that argument, saying if traffic is diverted to Mason Farm Road, the value of their homes will decrease.
"Mason Farm Road will be a thoroughfare for the student family housing units," said Joe Wilber, who lives on Mason Farm Road. "Traffic volume and speed have already increased."
University officials said the Development Plan provides solutions that will help minimize the impact of traffic.
"We must minimize additional traffic and minimize additional parking," said George Alexiou, transportation consultant for the Master Plan. "The development plan displaces 3,880 surface (parking) spaces, and the net result is 1,550 additional spaces."