Two opportunities to learn about University City’s future

Our 2014 Economic Development Report revealed $2.4 billion in new investment across University City. How might this dramatic growth redefine us? You can explore that topic with UCP Executive Director Darlene Heater at two events:

  • On July 8 at the Levine Museum of the New South, design experts and Heater will discuss how to bring “A+ Urbanism” to University City – and then seek your ideas.
  • On July 10 at the Chamber’s University City Chapter luncheon, Heater will share details of the boom and its possible impact.

 

July 10: Chamber luncheon to spotlight UCP’s vision for University City

How will light rail, transit-oriented development, UNC Charlotte growth and new roads like I-485 transform University City?  Darlene Heater will share her thoughts on “Vision: University City” at the July 10 luncheon of the Charlotte Chamber – University City Chapter.

UCP recently published its first Real Estate Development Report, detailing 61 public and private construction and renovation projects either under way or announced in the last 12 months within our Municipal Service District, plus 10 large property sales. Totaling $2.4 billion, the projects range from the LYNX Blue Line Extension and I-485 completion to the headquarters expansions at Electrolux and Rack Room Shoes.

Heater will cover recent and planned development projects in the area, planning efforts to guide future growth and development, and the group’s work in refining the vision for the community.

  • Sign up now: The luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive.  The event is open to both Chamber members and nonmembers. REGISTER ONLINE

 

July 8: Bringing A+ Urbanism to University City

The University City Area Plan envisions our main business district evolving into a walkable, livable urban center. Bringing that about may be simpler than most people think, suggest the organizers of the July 8 Civic By Design Forum. Organizers say that people attending the forum will:

  • Hear from Darlene Heater about University City’s growth and development history.
  • Learn about simple design rules that have made successful urban places.
  • Hear designers share their opinions on time-tested rules to create A+ Urbanism.
  • Discuss these ideas and, as a collective group, determine the top six recommended rules for University City to implement.

The Civic By Design Forum has used this collaborative approach for the last decade as it seeks “elevate the quality of our region’s built environment while engaging the public in creating a more beautiful and functional region for all.”

  • Want to go? The Civic By Design forum, A+ Urbanism, will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Levine Museum of the New South, at 200 E. 7th St. The forum is free, as is parking nearby in the 7th Street parking garage.  Learn more by emailing info@civicbydesign.com

0 Comments


Receive Up to Date News


Receive Economic Development News


View Past Newsletters


View Post by Category


Press Releases

Meet Jordan Harris

This month, UCP welcomed Jordan Harris as the Director of Community Development and Outreach. With over a decade of community relations experience in various roles, most recently serving as the associate director of community relations at UNC Charlotte. In her new...

We’re Back…with a Vision!

University City Vision Plan – Connecting: People. Places. Nature. The growth and development being realized in University City is nothing short of transformational.  Major investments in transportation and mobility infrastructure, thousands of new rooftops, new...

University City launches Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow

By Azania Herron University City Partners, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens and North Carolina Native Plant Society have partnered to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. On April...

New Farmers Market to open Oct. 3 at University Place

University City Partners announces the opening of University City Farmers Market on Oct. 3 around the lake at The Shoppes at University Place. Shoppers will find fresh local produce, food preparation programs and live entertainment. Open every Saturday in October The...

University City Wine Fest to Offer Socially Distanced Activities

New This Year: Wine on the Water and a Boutique Dining Experience.  Greystar University City Wine Fest will return this fall at multiple locations around the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. The fourth annual festival will take place from September...

Where Will They Play?

We need more parks now – YOU CAN HELP A crisis caused by Charlotte’s explosive growth and government inaction threatens one of the most important assets of every truly livable city – public parks.   A recent nationwide study revealed that Charlotte has the least...

Meet our new intern, Haley Chilcott

Haley Chilcott is our new Marketing Communications Intern here at University City Partners. Haley is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is majoring in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations. After graduation...

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
Recieve Our University City Newsletter!
Why not have the latest news come right to your inbox?
ErrorHere