What progress has been made regarding the Northern Campus since the County acquired the properties in April, 2018?

Since the acquisition of the properties, the Board of Orange County Commissioners have given direction on the planned capacity of the Detention Center as well as future expansion capabilities during the Capital Investment Planning process in June.  The Board has also authorized the creation of one Capital Project that absorbs the former Detention, Environment and Agriculture Center, and the Park Operations Base projects. 

County staff and its designers have submitted a preliminary site plan to the Town of Hillsborough for its review and ultimate approval over the next few months.  Approval of this site plan will allow the County to move forward with the construction of the Northern Campus.

Additionally, the Board has authorized the Manager to enter into a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) agreement with Bordeaux Construction, Inc. and has begun extensive stakeholder input sessions as part of the initial design process.

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