Carolina Trends Council Tour and Meeting
This event on Feb. 12, 2020 is for registered participants of the ULI Carolinas Meeting taking place Feb. 12-13 at the Weston Hotel. Get event and tour details at the event website.
8:45 am – Gather at Stonewall Station Platform, 260 E. Stonewall St. Directions
9:04 am – Board LYNX train for ride to 36th Street Station in the NoDa district. Walk next door to 434 E. 36th St. Directions
9:25 am – Charlotte Challenge: Preserving and Enhancing Neighborhood Character amidst Development
- Katie Maloomian, Crescent Communities, Novel @36th Street
- Monica Holmes, City of Charlotte, Director of Urban Design Studio
- Tony Kuhn, Flywheel
- Andrew Blumenthal, Legacy
- Gret Verret, UNC Charlotte Marriot Hotel & Conference Center
- Greg Wattson, EB Arrow, Waters Edge at University Place
In 2013, The Arden Group rezoned property at the I-85 interchange at University City Boulevard for an automall to move a successful dealership north a mile+ to better access interstate commerce.
The property also happened to be in a transit station footprint. In 2014, new developer Jane Wu of Panorama Holdings (a UNC Charlotte alum), purchases adjacent properties and a new vision for the station gets traction.
Both The Arden Group and Panorama are working to build a There-There and have started construction on Charlotte’s second Top Golf and phase two of Panoramas’ multi-family. Future plans include an entertainment district, office buildings and a planned urban park.
Across I-85, Accesso Partners purchased Innovation Park and will develop 1million sf of office, 1,000 units of housing and main street retail to existing 1.5 million sf, 98% leased office park. In that same node, Shorenstein purchased a 500K sf light industrial building and land with plans to convert industrial to office and add housing.
Retrofitting auto-centric suburbia necessitates significant investments in infrastructure. Roads for grid and mobility options. Amenities (schools, parks, trails and libraries) to create strong mixed use centers.
A focus on collaborative development, creating mobility connections and options for now and the next decades, importance of parks, greenways, libraries and schools as anchor amenities.
- Jane Wu, Panorama Holdings
- Stuart Parks and Jay Priester, The Arden Group, University City Station
- Brian Rosen, Accesso Partners
- John Lewis, CATS
Moderator: Deb Ryan, UNC Charlotte Arts and Architecture
1:33 pm – Board LYNX for return trip to Stonewall Station
1:57 pm – Arrive at Stonewall Station. Walk to Westin Hotel. Directions