Business Journal honors University City ‘Heavy Hitters’

Blu at Northline

Blu at Northline

Two University City development projects and a pioneering architect for University Place have received the Charlotte Business Journal’s Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards: Blu at Northline apartments, Corvian Community School’s high school and architect David Furman.

The awards were announced on Nov. 1 at the business publication’s fifth annual event honoring commercial real-estate projects completed in the past year in the Charlotte region.


Blu at Northline

Blu at Northline, the apartment community on North Tryon Street beside the I-85 entrance, won in the apartment development category for leading a development boom in this part of University City.

The 377-unit apartment community was the first transit-oriented development along the 9.3-mile Blue Line Extension between uptown and UNC Charlotte, the Business Journal noted. MORE


Corvian Community School – High School

Corvian Community School won in the Public/Civic/Community category for creating a building “for the next generation.”

The 70,000-square-foot high school has many notable features besides classrooms, the Business Journal noted.

These include innovation labs for robotics, a yoga and dance studio, a black-box theater and other learning and collaborative spaces. MORE


David FurmanDavid Furman

Architect David Furman received the Pillar Award for three decades of working helping to transform the landscape of center city Charlotte.

At the start of his career, Furman designed three components of University Place: Lakeshore Village condominiums, Walden Court apartments and the original Countryside Montessori School.

The Business Journal honored Furman for being “a pioneer and leader in creative, cool and funky real estate projects — primarily in the residential space but more recently in commercial and mixed-use deals in South End and uptown — as well as a civic leader.” MORE


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