UNC may get a Franklin St. entrance, displacing some longtime businesses

By Giulia Heyward

An illustration from the UNC Master Plan shows a potential scenario for the 100 block of East Franklin St., including a new building replacing some existing business storefronts.

UNC wants to give East Franklin Street a makeover. The Porthole Alley Redevelopment Plan will create a new downtown entrance to campus, but it could come at the cost of losing restaurants and other businesses that have been there for decades.

Giulia Heyward reports. 


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