The Development Plan projects continue to be implemented, with some now completed, some under construction and some in design. The main projects completed so far include:

  • Rams Head Center
  • Student Family Housing buildings
  • Addition to Carrington Hall
  • Addition to Cobb Residence Hall
  • Additions to Memorial Hall
  • Additions to Alexander, Connor, and Winston Residence Halls
  • Jackson Circle Parking Deck
  • North East Chiller and Parking Deck
  • Science Complex Phase 1 (Caudill Laboratories and Chapman Hall)
  • Residence Halls Phase II (Ram Village)
  • Addition to the Medical Science Research Building (Bondurant Hall)
  • Tomkins Chiller Plant and Thermal Storage Facility
  • Student Academic Services Building
  • Arts Common Phase 1
  • FedEx Global Education Building
  • ITS-Manning
  • Renovation to Morrison Hall
  • Williamson Building
  • Genetic Medicine Building
  • Physicians Office Building
  • Manning Steam Plant
  • Science Complex Phase II – Addition to Sitterson Hall (Frederick Brooks Hall)
  • Addition to Boshamer Stadium
  • North Carolina Cancer Hospital
  • Addition to Carmichael Auditorium
  • Bell Tower Parking Deck
  • Sports Medicine Building
  • Science Complex Phase II – New Venable/Murray Hall
  • Genome Science Building
  • Dental Science Building
  • Marsico Hall

Construction continues at a number of locations throughout the campus, including:

  • Porthole Alley pedestrian improvements
  • Fetzer/Navy Field closure & Indoor Practice facility
  • Mary Ellen Jones renovation
  • Odum Village demolition
  • Other infrastructure projects

In total, the Development Plan projects involve about 8.0 million gross square feet of new buildings. This includes about 1.95 million square feet for parking decks and 312,382 square feet for infrastructure projects. About 235,000 gross square feet of existing buildings will be demolished. This means the net increase in occupiable floor area is about 5.6 million square feet.

Table 1.1 lists the projects in detail, and Figure 1.1 shows their locations. The projects can be summarized as follows:

Type of building Square Footage
Academic 1,818,486
Cultural 140,629
Housing 923,163
Infrastructure 312,382
Office 460,200
Parking 1,950,700
Research 800,923
Student Life 339,699
Athletics 375,079
UNC Health Care 1,035,619
Total 8,059,732
In 2000-2001, there were about 14,200 parking spaces on the main campus. Then, like now, this was not enough for all the employees or students wanting to park on campus. There were about 8,000 spaces for about 13,000 Main Campus employees, or 0.61 spaces per Main Campus employee. The rate for students was much lower – less than 10 percent for both resident students and commuting students. Freshmen are not eligible for a parking permit.
The Development Plan involves extensive changes to the parking supply. Around 4,061 existing spaces will be permanently closed, and around 5,640 new spaces will be provided, mostly in new structures. Some other spaces will be temporarily used for construction staging at various times.

The net effect is an approved increase of 1,579 spaces on campus when all the projects are completed. Table 1.2 and Figure 1.2 show these net changes. In some cases, the number of parking spaces by lot and user are estimates, as the final design of buildings and landscaping will determine how many surface spaces, if any, could be retained (particularly for service and disability spaces).

Visitor parking accounts for most of the net increase, reflecting the importance of accommodating visitors. However, there is expected to be a net increase of about 380 commuter spaces and a decrease of about 287 resident student spaces.

The increase in commuter spaces is very low compared with expected population growth over the period of the plan. Employee numbers are forecast to grow by 69%, and student numbers by 24%. If resident and commuter parking were to continue to be provided at the existing (2000-2001) level, the overall increase would have been much greater than the approved 1,579.

The ‘shortfall’ (i.e. the difference between the amount of parking that would be required if parking continued to be provided at existing rates, and the amount that will actually be provided) is estimated to be 4,572 employee spaces, 423 commuting student spaces, 451 resident student spaces, and 2,107 University and Hospitals visitors. The shortfall in commuter parking will be met by alternative modes, and the Development Plan includes a range of transportation initiatives to accommodate this. The shortfall in resident student parking will be met in storage lots off-campus.

The amount of traffic that will be generated by the Development Plan is a function of the amount of parking that will be provided. The limited increase in parking will therefore limit the traffic impact. The increased parking (net increase of 1,579 spaces) is estimated to generate 11,487 vehicle trips daily. A typical campus development of similar size, with unlimited parking and little or no transportation alternatives, would generate almost 35,000 trips daily. This means that the Development Plan projects will only generate about one-third of the trips that would be expected from a typical campus development of this size.

Building Building Type Gross Square Footage Anticipated Construction Start Date Anticipated Construction Completion
A-1 Academic 31,800 07/20 07/22
A-2 Academic 73,100 07/20 07/22
A-3 Academic 25,600 03/05 02/07
A-4 Academic 20,000 03/05 02/07
A-5 Academic 55,200 07/20 07/22
A-6 Academic 90,000 07/03 06/05
A-7 Academic 41,000 02/06 08/08
A-8 Academic 154,500 07/19 07/21
A-9 Academic 196,700 07/20 07/22
A-10 Academic 112,500 07/03 06/05
A-11 Academic 82,000 03/04 02/06
A-12 Academic 69,500 11/01 10/03
A-13 Academic 10,200 08/02 07/04
A-14 Mod Academic 259,990 06/08 05/12
A-15 Deleted
A-16 Deleted
A-17 Academic 53,200 07/19 07/21
A-18 Academic 936 08/04 03/04
A-19 Academic 1,600 03/05 03/06
A-20* Academic 125,000 07/20 07/22
A-21 Academic 80,000 07/20 07/22
A-22 Academic 75,000 07/20 07/22
A-23* Academic 50,000 07/20 07/22
A-24 Academic 5,580 06/08 02/10
A-25 Academic 3,380 10/08 01/10
A-26 Academic 1,772 01/09 02/10
Total Academic 1,818,486
C-1 Cultural 36,000 07/20 07/22
C-2 Cultural 26,400 07/20 07/22
C-3 Cultural 37,325 12/01 01/03
C-4 Cultural 3,000 07/20 07/22
C-5 Mod Cultural 22,904 07/20 07/22
C-6 Cultural 15,000 07/20 07/22
Total Cultural 140,629
H-1 Housing Deleted
H-2 Housing Deleted
H-3 Housing 6,656 05/02 07/03
H-4 Housing 6,656 05/02 07/03
H-5 Housing 68,400 01/04 08/05
H-6 Housing 60,000 01/04 08/05
H-7 Housing 74,800 01/04 08/05
H-8 Housing Deleted
H-9 Housing Deleted
H-10 Housing Deleted
H-11 Housing Deleted
H-12 Housing Deleted
H-13 Housing 60,500 08/03 08/04
H-14 Housing 60,500 08/03 08/04
H-15 Housing 58,200 08/03 08/04
H-16 Housing 59,400 08/03 08/04
H-17 Housing 59,400 08/03 08/04
H-18 Housing 44,400 08/03 08/04
H-19 Housing 44,400 08/03 08/04
H-20 Housing 37,600 08/03 08/04
H-21 Housing 30,050 08/03 08/04
H-22 Housing 79,601 01/04 08/05
H-23 Housing 79,600 01/04 08/05
H-24 Housing 7,800 01/04 08/05
SH PH III Housing 125,000 07/20 07/22
H Housing (136,948) 05/17 05/19
Total Housing 826,015
I-1 Infrastructure 20,000 07/03 12/04
I-2 Infrastructure 115,600 08/03 07/05
I-3 Infrastructure 21,600 03/04 03/06
I-4 Infrastructure 6,382 06/04 12/05
I-5 Mod Infrastructure 100,800 01/08 07/10
I-6 Infrastructure 48,000 07/20 07/22
I-7 Infrastructure N/A 07/20 07/22
Total Infrastructure 312,382
O-1 Office 133,200 07/19 07/21
O-2 Office 30,000 11/02 05/06
O-3 Office 105,000 07/04 03/06
O-4 Office 180,000 07/20 07/22
O-5 Office 12,000 01/20 01/22
Total Office 460,200
P-1 Parking 115,500 07/20 07/22
P-2 Parking Deleted
P-3 Parking 252,600 05/02 10/04
P-4 Mod Parking 225,000 03/07 08/10
P-5 Parking 255,500 07/20 07/22
P-6 Parking 134,400 01/20 01/22
P-7 Parking Deleted
P-8 Parking 42,000 03/03 07/06
P-9 Parking 191,500 03/03 03/06
P-10 Parking 350,000 04/04 12/05
P-11 Parking 288,000 09/12 06/14
P-12 Parking 96,200 07/20 07/22
Total Parking 1,950,700
*This represents relocation of planned surface parking to spaces beneath the buildings.
R-1 Research 109,000 07/07 03/12
R-2 Research 49,000 07/07 03/12
R-3 Research 74,400 07/07 03/12
R-4 Research 225,000 08/02 12/04
R-4 MM Research 523 09/11 12/11
R-5 Research 343,000 06/09 01/14
Total Research 800,923
SL-1 Student Life 54,400 06/02 07/04
SL-2 Student Life 126,900 06/02 07/04
SL-3 Student Life 126,000 06/04 08/05
SL-4 Student Life 28,000 07/20 07/22
MM Student Life 4,399 06/05 03/06
Total Student Life 339,699
UNCH-1 UNC Health Care 196,280 07/20 07/22
UNCH-2 UNC Health Care 343,180 07/18 07/20
UNCH-3 UNC Health Care 291,890 03/05 02/08
UNCH-4 UNC Health Care 130,000 03/06 07/07
UNCH-5 UNC Health Care (53,546) 12/11 06/12
UNCH-6 UNC Health Care 1,066 01/12 03/12
UNCH UNC Health Care 126,749 07/20 07/22
Total UNC Health Care 1,035,619
ATH-1 Athletics 41,181 05/07 01/08
ATH-2 Athletics 170,189 07/20 12/22
ATH-3 Athletics 15,059 05/08 02/10
ATH-4 Athletics 19,194 01/08 08/09
ATH-4 MM Athletics 1,000 06/10 08/10
ATH-5 Athletics 6,467 03/10 01/11
ATH-6 Athletics 4,069 01/10 10/10
ATH Athletics 123,000 05/16 08/18
ATH Athletics 10,000 05/16 08/18
ATH Athletics (13,417) 05/17 05/19
ATH Athletics (1,663) 05/17 05/19
Total Athletics 375,079
Campus Total 8,059,732
Lot/Project Name Number of Spaces 1,2
Parking Zone Employee Commuting Student Resident Student Student in Family Housing Visitor Other Net Change
ACC (new structure) 198 198
Bell Tower (new structure) BG 124 124
Bowles S11 -471 -157 -628
Cameron/Swain (Arts Common Deck – new structure) ND1/NG1 -154 270 116
Cobb/Joyner (new structure and surface parking) 126 -33 -6 -8 79
Craige Surface CD -212 -37 -249
Craige Deck Expansion CD 990 990
Dental School S6 -53 -53
Glaxo/Housing Support/MFM/MRI S6 -46 -46
Gravely (NC H&C) (new structure) CG -135 730 595
Hanes -48 16 -32
Hinton James M -250 -250
ITS -29 -2 24 -7
Jackson Deck (new structure) 606 100 -54 652
Kenan/McColl Visitor Parking -40 -40
McCauley Street (Global Education Deck – new structure) W -20 -20
Neurosciences CG -158 50 -108
North Medical Drive -26 -26
Porthole N2 -40 -40
Rams Head (new structure) S5 -16 303 287
Stadium Drive S4 0
Sitterson NG2 -135 -135
South Chiller S6 -129 -129
Student Family Housing MR/MR2 79 79
Tennis Court Deck (new structure) 231 231
Wilson Library N8 -41 -41
Subtotal 438 -90 -287 25 1,455 6 1,547
Unassigned spaces 3 32 32
Total 1,579

Notes:

  1. Numbers are subject to change, depending on the final footprint of each project.
  2. These numbers represent net changes only. For example, the Rams Head structure has 700 spaces, but 413 were displaced as a result of its construction. The net impact, which is shown in this table, is 287 spaces.
  3. Spaces not assigned to a specific location on the campus and whose location(s) will be determined in future development plan modification requests. The total net change in parking is 32 spaces less than the approved 1,579 space increase, but the traffic assessment accounts for the entire 1,579 space net increase.

Source: Table 2-4 of Development Plan TIA, December 2017