Building North Carolina's Urban Research University

Campus planning exercises in 1995 and 2000 established principles for the physical planning of the University, emphasizing a traditional "commons" approach to education with internal quadrangles and enabling the growth of a memorable campus core, integral to a thriving research campus. The 2010 Master Plan presented a cohesive, people-oriented campus committed to sustainability, efficiency and social interaction. It also presented a stronger set of building and infrastructure connections to our surrounding neighbors.

The previous Campus Master Plan is being updated to re-envision a comprehensive campus plan to support the implementation of the University’s strategic plan, Shaping What's Next. The Master Plan will determine needs and guide development of the physical elements of campus including facilities, space, transportation, parking, housing, utilities, infrastructure and the outdoor environment for the next decade, through 2035. The Campus Master Plan will result in a comprehensive 10-year development plan that integrates the University’s goals for academic excellence, research, diversity, equity, and inclusion, student experience, community programs and engagement, talent and workforce cultivation and sustainability. The plan will define the guiding principles for resource optimization (land, facilities, space, financial), wellness, environmental impact, and operations.  


Aerial View of UNC Charlotte



March - July 2022

Pre-planning Interviews and Assessment

August - October 2022 

Selection of Master Planning Consultant

October -  November 2022 

Announce Consultant, Launch Planning Process

November - May 2024

Engagement, evaluation, feedback, surveys, data gathering, analytics, sector studies, test fits, benchmarking

Summer 2024 

Final Master Plan Report and documents