Corralling the Community

For those readers that can take a looong lunch or want to skip the Daily Tarheel forum Oct. 6th, UNC will be presenting their current Master plan for campus.

Last May I had the opportunity to ask why they had quietly removed 3 residential halls from the plan and what that meant for the promise of a “bed for every head”. Of the few citizens attending, only a handful were prepared with detailed questions – like Diana Steele’s about “why had UNC sited buildings on top of her house on Mason Farm Rd.?” – quite possibly because there was no real lead time to evaluate the materials presented.
You would have to be quite conversant with the previous plans (like Ruby Sinreich, Diana Steele, myself) to have a halfway decent chance to discern the important alterations.

Interesting discussion on UNC’s outreach on the Master plan is over at OrangePolitics.

Campus Master Plan Update: Community Presentations

We would like your input on the proposed revisions and update of the master plan. Issues of pedestrian connections, green space, transportation and parking are some of the issues being considered.

Please join us at one of the following three meetings; the same material will be presented at each:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:00 -2:00 pm, 2518 Student Union

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30- 9:00 p.m., 136 Tate-Turner-Kuralt . Tate-Turner-Kuralt is located between Pittsboro Street and South Columbia, opposite the State Employees Credit Union. Parking is available at the Credit Union after 5:30 p.m. If the lot is full, parking is also available at the Nash lot on Pittsboro Street a block north of the Credit Union. There is a bus stop at the Credit Union served in the evening by the D and J routes.

Friday, Oct. 7, 12:00 -2:00 p.m., 2518 Student Union

For questions or more information, contact Jill Coleman, the Facilities Planning Dept. project manager for the update, at (919) 843-3246 or






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