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UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building
A birds-eye view of the UNC Eastowne site.
The Eastowne project is the redevelopment of a 47.5-acre parcel of land at the intersection of I-40 and US 15-501.
The project is one part of a wider expansion by UNC Health Care that’s aimed at improving care and access for our patients and their families.
The first phase is a 150,000 square-foot, six story medical office building and parking structure. The building will house specialty practices such as cardiology, pulmonary, endocrinology, hematology and more. There will be a urology clinic, outpatient imaging and pharmacy.
The goal is to relocate more outpatient services from the congested main campus at UNC Medical Center to a setting with easier parking and access.
UNC Health will complete a Master Planning process of the area, working with the town of Chapel Hill, before any other development projects come forward on the property.
UNC Health Care and the Town of Chapel Hill have begun an 18-month master plan process. We are seeking input from lots of stakeholders about how to shape the future of the Eastowne site. UNCHC will work closely with related agencies to conduct the necessary studies, including a comprehensive traffic analysis.
We are receiving very positive feedback from the town and residents. Residents in the nearby apartment complex are excited that we are improving the look of the campus and getting rid of the extremely outdated, and unattractive, buildings that exist now. Town staff has been very supportive of this project and we look forward to continuing to partner with them as we move forward.
Our physicians and employees are very excited to practice and work in a modern medical office campus.
The town has been involved every step of the way, from approvals of design and construction, and holding hearings to gather input from residents. The town is working closely with UNC Health on the master plan over the next 18 months.
UNCHC has committed to a comprehensive master planning process in partnership with the town for subsequent phases of this project. On April 4, UNCHC hosted a walking tour of the campus, sustainability workshop and public open house. These are the first of many events that will be held in partnership with the town and open to the public as the project
This is a large, very visible project. One challenge has been a deliberate pace that’s required to ensure that all stakeholders are heard, and that plans accommodate concerns about traffic, appearance and more.
Absolutely, this project is expected to be a visionary gateway to the town used by thousands of residents, employees and visitors every day. It will improve access to medical care, improves the overall appearance of the area. We hope to include some transit stops and enhance accessibility in the future.