Neighbors Oppose Site Of 5-Story Christian Dorm In Chapel Hill

By: Tom Skinner
By: Tom Skinner

Neighbors are resisting plans to build five-story dorm for Christian students in Chapel Hill's historic district.

The building is being sought by the Wesley Foundation, a nonprofit student Methodist ministry at the University of North Carolina.

The foundation wants to build a 70,000-square-foot building with 22 apartments to house about 160 students. It would be the first large-scale Christian residence hall at a state university on the East Coast.

Neighbors oppose the plan because the dormitory would be built in the city's historic district. Neighbors have long complained that the university is encroaching on the area.

The Wesley Foundation will take a revised plan to the Town Council in March.


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