Graphic showing 350K+ Square Feet of Retail Space, 250+ Residential Units, 2+ Acres of Public Greenspace

Made of Chapel Hill.

Well connected to the University and the rest of town, University Place has always been a spot that feeds Chapel Hill's functional needs and its creative desires, bringing people and culture together. Opened as an indoor mall in 1973, the site was and is the town's most central and social destination to buy goods, enjoy a seasonal meal or catch up with friends.

Built for the way we live, work and play today, the redevelopment of University Place will connect the past to the present through a welcoming mixed-use design built for the 21st century.

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A sought-after destination.

A reimagined University Place is a sought-after destination and a historic retail opportunity in the heart of Chapel Hill. Right next door to Blue Hill District, a dynamic neighborhood with high population growth, University Place is being redefined to house a diverse mix of local retail, dining, working and living.

Trails and Greenspaces
Parks and Playgrounds
Community Events
Farmers' Market
Central Location

A modern mixed-use experience across a 39-acre site

The Shops

Connecting retail, culinary and entertainment experiences, The Shops at University Place is 350,000 square feet of open-air retail with the welcoming atmosphere of a town center.

The Commons

The heart and soul of the community, The Commons is a flexible, programmable outdoor public space for art, culture and community events including the Chapel Hill Farmers' Market.


upStart is a new home for makers and start-up retail concepts with six pre-finished store fronts ready to house the latest in local innovation and imagination.

900 Willow

900 Willow represents the epitome of urban Chapel Hill living - from spectacular design to world-class amenities. Luxury residences sit atop ground-level retail for ultimate convenience and walkability.

Current tenants

Join an eclectic mix of local and national retail and hospitality brands.

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Get in touch.

Leasing Contacts

Molly Morgan
JLL Exec VP, Retail Leasing
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Jennifer Steffen
JLL VP, Retail Leasing
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Danielle McGrath
JLL Retail Advisory
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Monty Hagler
Media Contact
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