Carolina North is a planned research and mixed-use academic campus on 250 acres on land the university owns that includes the Horace Williams Airport. The satellite campus has been discussed for more than twenty years and is modeled in part on similar expansions at other schools, such as the Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. In 2009 the university completed a development agreement with the town of Chapel Hill that will guide development of the site and began plans for a new law school building there. The economic recession of 2009—10 delayed building construction indefinitely. The university continues to work on infrastructure projects and maintain the forest and trails for recreational use.
Date Established: 2020
Date Range: 2020 – Present