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Carolina North’s Innovation Center

As plans for Carolina North continue, University leaders spoke before the Chapel Hill Town Council about the importance of the Innovation Center to ensuring UNC’s activity in the global economy. The Innovation Center would be the first building built on the Carolina North property and would serve as a place to turn research into commercial products. At a January Town Council public hearing, mayor Kevin Foy said no consideration is being made for what will go inside the building, located at the southwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Piney Mountain Road. Many citizens who spoke at the meeting emphasized the need to build the Innovation Center as soon as possible, in efforts to retain companies with the desire to remain in Chapel Hill