Known as the Master Plan, the document — which looks 15 years into the future and beyond — is still in its youth. Although it makes suggestions on major improvements to UNC Housing, Franklin Street properties and other projects, the details aren't finalized.
Neither is the funding.
“There’s no funding in place for most of the projects in the Master Plan, except for the ones in the immediate future,” said Board of Trustees Chairperson Richard Stevens.
“Those will happen over time with a combination of state funds, donations, grants, gifts — just a long list of potential funding, but none tied down today.”
Stevens, who just recently was re-appointed as the Board’s leader, held the chairperson role when UNC formulated a prior Master Plan in 2001, which led to the creation of the Arts Common and Genome Science Building.
“We had a Master Plan that was developed by the board then. Some of it got implemented, some of it didn’t get implemented,” Stevens said.
Stevens emphasized at this stage in the game, project ideas are tentative and there’s room for priorities to shift around.
“It’s a plan,” Stevens said. “It’s a long range view of the future of the campus. Right now there are no deadlines on the time line for the plan.”