NC State has created a new campus out of former woods about a mile south of the main campus. On this large campus engineering students intermingle with private businesses research workers in a collaborative environment meant to stimulate partnerships. The campus is a collection of mid rise buildings containing offices and labs for both private companies (like Red Hat) and for students and faculty.

One part of this project is under some jeapordy. Craig Davis a major local developer is in lawsuits with Comstock homes. The dispute is over the lack of development of the North Shore residential development. Very little has been built thus far, and the development team has, as a result, defaulted on a loan. Who's responsibile is under debate and may slow future work on this part of the project.