MUST-READ: Our future ‘City’ has begun

Urban Center reportThe signs are clear: From new development to glowing workforce stats, an urban transformation is reshaping University City.

University City Partners’ new report, “University City: Tomorrow’s Urban Center”, captures the robust growth in this submarket and makes the case for investment in University City when compared to other Charlotte submarkets.

This concise, graphics- and data-packed overview reveals the energy pulsing through University City today and the opportunities that await businesses and residents with the coming of light rail.

See for yourself in University City Partners’ new report, “University City: Tomorrow’s Urban Center”.


Many more plans and reports available

Our website has a wealth of other reports and plans about University City, including our annual economic-development reports, official planning and development guides for light-rail stations along North Tryon Street, and a master plan for University Research Park.


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