Wesley Foundation Proposes
Large-Scale Student Housing
For almost 50 years, the UNC Wesley Wesley Campus Ministry, said the residen-
Foundation has served as the Uni- tial community would be more about
versity’s Methodist campus ministry. lifestyle choices than religious ones. “The
Its building is beginning to show its age, process of screening folks and bringing
prompting plans for a renovation that people into the community will be based
includes a residence hall housing more more on the quality of living that they’re
than 100 students. interested in than holding to a particular
It would be the first large-scale residen- doctrine. We anticipate this being a com-
tial community on the East Coast by a reli- munity that’s in alignment with our mis-
gious organization at a public university, says sion. It will be substance-free — a com-
Nick Didow ’ 70, a member of the founda- munity of acceptance and tolerance.”
tion’s board of directors and an associate The construction of a building on Wes-
professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School. ley’s Pittsboro Street site is a subject of
The foundation currently can house debate. The initial plan called for 30 apart-
eight students.“It’s an intentional commu- ments housing six students each in a five-
nity of students that revolves primarily floor building. The foundation has scaled
around developing faith life,” Didow said. back to a four-floor building; either plan
“Students are selected by their interest in would require rezoning.
issues of faith and interest in personal growth The foundation also is considering a
and faith as part of the college experience.” possible property swap, in which it would
Campus ministries associated with vari- trade the Pittsboro Street property for the
ous faiths and denominations are inde- site of the Coates Building on Franklin
pendent from the University. Street, across from the Morehead Planetar-
Jan Rivero, campus minister for the ium and Science Center.
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