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Voluma 93, Issue 59
Thursday, August 29, 1S35
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By MIKE GUNZENHAUSER
Opposition to Rosemary Square
should not stop or delay construc
tion of the project, a Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
official said Wednesday.
The Chamber's executive vice
president, Leonard P. Van Ness, said
public hearings and Town Council
meetings indicated community sup
port for the complex, which will
include shops, a restaurant,' a con
dominium inn, office suites and a
parking deck. The project is planned
for East Rosemary Street, between
NCNB Plaza and Henderson Street
the current site of a municipal
b2The Chapel Hill Newspaper
recently raised questions about -building
the project in its planned
location. "My main objection is
traffic," said Orville B. Campbell, the
newspaper's editor and publisher.
Campbell said the project would
generate more traffic in an already
heavily congested area.
He proposed moving the project
to the Pearsall property more than
one block west on Rosemary Street.
The town recently purchased the
property the former site of
Hunam Chinese Restaurant and a
car inspection business for $1.4
The town has contracted to build
a parking lot on the Pearsall prop
erty to compensate for spaces lost
during the 15-to 18-month construc
tion time of Rosemary Square.
Construction is scheduled to begin
this week at the Pearsall property
and Jan. 1 at Rosemary Square.
"The Pearsall property has its own
site characteristics and site design,"
Van Ness said. "Rosemary Square
is not designed for the Pearsall
b2The Chapel Hill Newspaper
recently published a questionnaire
about Rosemary Square, asking
readers to choose among three
options: keeping Rosemary Square
as proposed, moving the project to
the Pearsall propertyor canceling
the project entirely.
The newspaper received about 675
responses "the most returns weVe
ever gotten," editor Campbell said.
, The responses were 10-to-one for
either moving the project or cancel
ing it, he said. While the survey was
not scientific, he said, it did indicate
the community was concerned about
Van Ness said the survey's sample
was "pretty narrow and limited." The
public support at public hearings and
council meetings was a better indi
cation of how the community views
the project, he said.
Michele Kilbourne, assistant pro
ject manager of the Fraser Devel
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opment Co., the project's developer,
said the project never had any
substantial opposition from the
community. Specific design concerns
have been addressed by architects,
Rosemary Square will stand four
stories above Rosemary Street.
Plans call for the top story to be
contained within a gabled roof and
the buildings set back from the street.
The plans are within height require
ments for the area, town develop
ment coordinator Stephen Sizemore r
The buildings will rise 60 feet from
street level, compared with NCNB
Plaza, which rises about 90 feet
above street level. Rosemary Square
will not be visible from Franklin
Street, Sizemore said.
Architects have addressed traffic
concerns by putting entrances to the
parking deck in two places recom
mended by consulting firms, Kil
bourne said. The design allows for
cars entering the deck to wait inside
the facility and not on the street, she
The four-level parking deck will
provide about 400 spaces at peak
times, said Katherine Love, office
manager and sales assistant of the
Rosemary Square office in NCNB
Plaza. One level will be at street level,
but not visible from the street, and
the others will be below ground.
Love said video security cameras
would operate in the parking deck
24 hours a day.
The pedestrian courtyard in
Rosemary Square will level with
Franklin Street to allow easy access
through alleyways to the new pro
ject. Part of the plans call for
revitalization of the rear of existing
stores in the 100 block of Franklin
The condominium inn will employ
a coordinator to plan activities for
the courtyard, Love said.
The 1 5-to-20 new shops in Rosem
ary Square will complement rather
than compete with existing stores on
Franklin Street, Kilbourne said.
. ; . Editor Campbell -said . he would
support' a project tnat Increased the "
number of spaces in parking lot
number one, but he said the addi
tional shops and 120-room inn
would create more traffic than can
A traffic impact study commissi
oned by the town determined the
traffic generated by Rosemary
Square could be accommodated by
the present street system, Van Ness
Developers will present final plans
for Rosemary Square by mid
September. Developers have a model on
public display at 404 NCNB Plaza
to get the community's reaction.
Courtesy of Levi Strauss Co.
denim is back in style
I live in terror of not being misunderstood -
By LORRY WILLIAMS
UNC the University of Never
No, the University hasn't changed its
name. But with the sounds of bulldoz
ers, cranes and construction workers so
constantly filling the air, it makes one
stop and think.
The University has eight major
construction projects under way on
campus. The costs of the projects range
from $33.8 million for the Student
Activities Center to $1.5 million for the
Student Athlete Development Center.
Other projects under way include a
computer science building, an under
graduate chemistry lab, a residence hall,
the Kenan Center and renovation of
Wilson Library. In addition, minor
construction work is yet to be done on
Construction on many of the projects
began in 1983, and some of the buildings
are expected to be completed this
academic school year. But even before
one project is completed, another
"We're certainly involved with more
(construction) than we've ever had
before," said Gordon Rutherford,
director of facilities planning for the
University. Rutherford compared the
present construction projects with the
amount of construction that went on
at the University during the 1960s.
"We might be involved with as many
buildings as in the '60s," he said. "That's
still an awful lot."
The number of buildings on campus
is increasing with growing enrollment,
but Rutherford said not all of the
construction is to meet the demands of
Some construction can be attributed
to the changing times times in which
the University is playing catch-up, he
"We have to address the technolog
ical and research areas that our Uni
versity is moving toward," Rutherford
said. "If we expect to maintain our
reputation as a research university, well
have to build."
Rutherford cited the computer
science building, which is under con
struction on Columbia Street, as an
example. With the $9 million computer
-center;University -officials-hope to
expand UNC's reputation beyond that
of a liberal arts university.
The UNC computer science staff has
a highly valued reputation, Rutherford
said, and when the building is com
pleted, the technological field will be
blended into the liberal arts aura of the
A prime example of the University's
need for modernization was its outdated
chemistry facilities, Rutherford said. A
large number of undergraduates use the
chemistry department and its facilities.
"It's unreasonable to think modern
chemistry could be carried out in a
building built in 1928," he said.
The new building is designed to
provide a more modern facility for
chemistry classes. "We need to provide
secorod . denim: revoluttioii
By ROBERT KEEFE
Madonna wears them with lace and
pearls. Springsteen is seldom seen
without them. Come fall, they will be
filled with college students across this
campus and across the world.
Jeans have, been the favored apparel
of young people in the United States
for many years, and this year they are
coming back in style hotter than ever,
clothes retailers say.
"Denim is definitely back in style,"
said Darlene Becton of The Junction
in University Mall.
Becton said she felt that the most
recent demand for denim probably was
due to the casual look taken by such
entertainers as Bruce Springsteen and
Martha Trotter, manager of The
Towne Shop on Henderson Street, said
she thought the recent boom in jeans
was due to the pursuit of "the working
class look" inspired by celebrities.
"This year, you're going to see a lot
of jeans and lace, rhinestones, jewels,
and pins and big belts," Trotter said.
Before this year, Trotter's store
" seldom carried denim wear, she said.
This fashion season, the highlight of her
stock is a new line of denim apparel
called "Ruff Hewn."
"Sales have been really good," Trotter
said. "Last year, theytried to do the
same thing with men's wear, but they
made everything too big, and that kind
of made everybody look funny.
"This year, they've scaled things down
some, and it looks a lot better."
The jean revival has put just as many
smiles on the faces of fabric producers
as on those of the retailers.
v "Right now, denim production is very
strong," said Frank Fary, manager of
public relations for Cone Mills in
Greensboro. "Our plants are running at
full schedule, while last year at this time,
they were not.
"Denim has been a popular American
fabric for many years," Fary said. "I
think that it has become more popular
on on FeaclroD
an area safe to work in."
But University advancement aside,
the fact remains that some students find
the amount of construction work on
now because it is a basic fabric. It's
mostly cotton, and it comes in many
Cone Mills, established in Greens
boro in 1895, has 15 plants in North
Carolina, three plants in South Carolina
and one in Mississippi.
"We have modernized all of our
plants over the past 10 to 12 years,"
Fary said. "And we have spent millions
of dollars toward improving working
Fary said that although moderniza
tion of Cone Mills production plants
hadn't directly caused a decrease in
retail prices, it definitely had hindered
"Right now, you can go out and buy
a pair of jeans for around $20 or less,"
he said. "That same pair was selling for
about the same price five to six years
ago, even though the prices, of other
clothing has gone up.
"Right now, the price rise of denim
is about one-half the total consumer ,
Becton said prices of jeans had been
close to prices in recent years.
"Of course, the more dressier types
cost a little more," she said.
Becton said her store sold Levi's pants
for $19.99, while brands such as Calvin
Klein range from $20 to $30 a pair.
The newer the style, the higher the
price, Trotter said. She said the new
Ruff Hewn full-length skirts cost about
$60 and tops cost around $70.
Chapel Hill certainly will see its share
of jeans this fall, according to some
"I live in jeans," said Susan Koha
nowicz, a sophomore from Shelby.
"That's all I ever wear except for
maybe shorts in the summertime."
"I like them a lot," said Jon Welch,
a junior from Winston-Salem. "I wear
them just about every day. They make
me feel good."
"I think they're comfortable," Fary
said. "They feel good and they last, and
that's why people like them.
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K. Carmichael dormitory is scheduled
"I get tired of going through all the
mess," said Dawn Haddock, a senior
education major from Fayetteville.
Haddock used the sidewalk between
Stadium Drive and Kenan Field House
as an example.
The sidewalk has been torn up with
the start of construction work on the
Student Athlete Development Center.
Students have been provided an alter
nate walkway through the woods.
"It (construction) detracts from the
University's attractiveness," Haddock
said. "You just accept construction is
going on. You can't do anything about
CGC to ask Town CouncU
to put student on bo&vd
By GUY LUCAS
A resolution calling on the Chapel
Hill Town Council to appoint a UNC
student to the Planning Board passed
the Campus Governing Council without
debate Wednesday night.
A seat on the Planning Board opened
recently when board member Lightning
Brown announced his resignation.
Though no one on the CGC voted
against the resolution, Anna Critz (Dist.
12), Bill Peaslee (Dist. 9) and Frank
Whitney (Dist. 3) abstained.
Peaslee said, "I just thought the whole
thing was ad hoc and thrown up to the
Council." HCsaid he thought there were
some questions about the resolution
that needed answering and wording in
the resolution that needed to be
changed. "It sounds like we're telling
them (the Town Council) what to do,"
The problems and questions could
have been cleared up if the resolution
had gone through committee, he said.
"I didn't vote for it or against it,
because I didn't know," he added.
Peaslee said how the Town Council
viewed the resolution depended on
Student Body President Patricia Wal
lace's tact when she presented it.
Critz also said she abstained because
she didn't feel informed enough to vote
on the resolution.
Whitney said, "This is a growing
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to open in January
The computer science building, the
undergraduate chemistry lab on McCau
ley Street and the Katharine K. Car
michael Residence Hall on Stadium
Drive are going up in areas that already
are surrounded by other classrooms or
The sites for the new buildings were
chosen because of their closeness to
other facilities and the main campus,
"We want to maintain a pedestrian
campus," he said. "And we want to,
maximize and get the most out of an
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community with long-term problems,
and students interests are generally
short-term , in nature." Students are
more concerned with dormitory loca
tions and facilities for students, he
explained, adding that those were
legitimate concerns but not ones for the
town's Planning Board. He said the
most important concerns for the town
were things such as road construction.
A faculty member could represent the
students' interests just as well as a
student, he said.
He said he believed the Town Council
would pay attention to the resolution.
"They have to respect students' requests
since they are such a large proportion
of the community," he said.
Wallace said she hoped to present the
resolution to the Council at its next
meeting. She said she was not really
surprised at the reservations Critz,
Peaslee and Whitney expressed.
"The abstentions were more con
cerned about the bill being under
immediate consideration, and they
wanted to discuss it more and ask
questions and get more information,"
she said. "It's not like they were against
She said one of the reasons for trying
to get a student on the Planning Board
was to continue Brown's efforts to
protect the interests of middle-income
residents and renters, including