Why is the Highway 70 site the best location?

The Highway 70 site was recommended by staff for several reasons.

  • The location provides excellent access to the courts campus and Interstate 85.
  • The location has water and sewer services adjacent to the site. Capacity and flow analysis is being conducted as part of the examination of the site.
  • This site is supported by the Town of Hillsborough staff. Since the site falls within Hillsborough’s planning and land use ordinance jurisdiction, the county is following the prescribed process for the necessary land-use and zoning ordinance amendments to develop the campus site as envisioned.
  • The site offers more operationally efficient agriculture center, park operations center, and detention center transportation routes.
  • There are no existing structures on the site.
  • The site can accommodate other uses - e.g. the Agricultural Center, Parks Operations base and Park-and-Ride lots.
  • A campus site development strategy for multiple facilities allows for more cost and operations efficiency.

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1. Why does Orange County need a new detention center?
2. If the county acquires the properties for the Northern Campus uses, would the properties be annexed into Hillsborough?
3. What progress has been made regarding the Northern Campus since the County acquired the properties in April, 2018?
4. Aren’t there other sites you could use?
5. Why is the Highway 70 site the best location?
6. Why does Orange County need a new Environment and Agricultural center?
7. What is a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)?
8. What will happen to the current facility?
9. What is ETJ?
10. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
11. What Hillsborough land-use ordinance provisions are being requested to be amended by Orange County for the County Northern Campus?
12. What are the criteria used in site selection and evaluation for the Orange County North Campus?
13. What kind of due diligence did the county perform on the site?