7/17/2019 10:26pm

Graphic of UNC's campus in the Master Plan, courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inside UNC's long term plan to reinvent campus, the 'Master Plan'

UNC last released a Master Plan in 2006 that saw the creation of the Caudill Laboratories and the Arts Common area, among other developments. The latest version of the Master Plan seeks to transform some elements of Carolina Housing, recreate the look and feel of Porthole Alley, and much more. 

7/12/2019 12:08am

The sign for Cosmic Cantina hangs above Franklin St. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

'We're a part of the campus:' UNC's long-term plan for Cosmic Cantina

Cosmic Cantina has been serving up low-cost, high-quality burritos for 20 years in Chapel Hill. Although a recent UNC plan proposes replacing it and other businesses with a welcoming gateway to campus, changes are years down the road.  Part of the UNC Master Plan proposes using an entire section of buildings surrounding Porthole Alley for a number of projects. This plan left students and store owners confused about the future of Cosmic Cantina, a beloved Mexican restaurant on Franklin Street.