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University City’s growth keeps making headlines. Here are some of the latest reports.


See the details on University City’s latest construction

New apartments near McCullough Station

New apartments near McCullough Station

A new online report by University City Partners provides details on development and infrastructure projects “in the pipeline” as of February 2020, including nearly 4 million square feet of office space announced in 2019.

The report is organized by development near our three LYNX stations; Innovation Park; and University Research Park.



News report: University City’s primed to add jobs

A news report by the Charlotte Ledger concludes that University City’s boom in office construction and renovations signals a parallel surge in employees.

“We put a light rail line up there, we already have a lot of jobs up there, and we have the university up there, assistant city manager Tracy Dodson told The Ledger. “That area is ripe.”


University report chronicles “era of unprecedented growth” under Chancellor Phil Dubois

UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The crane towering over the future UNC Charlotte Hotel and Conference Center is the latest sign of the university’s transformation under Chancellor Phil Dubois, who’ll retire on June 30.

A new online report highlights significant milestones during Dubois’s 15 years as chancellor, including more than $1 billion in construction and renovations.



Topgolf to open next fall in Entertainment District

Topgolf, the popular golf-oriented entertainment venue, has announced that it will open a new facility next fall near I-85 and University City Boulevard.

The 60,000-square-foot venue will be a key piece in the University City Entertainment District being developed near the University City Blvd LYNX light-rail station by the Arden Group and Cambridge Properties.



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UCP Annual Report: Mobilizing the New Urban Center

2015 has been exceptional for University City and University City Partners, as our fresh-off-the-digital presses “2015 Annual Report” makes clear with exclamation marks! The report chronicles the opening of I-485, rapid progress on the LYNX light-rail line, strong...

UCP welcomes four new board members

University City Partners welcomes four new members to our Board of Directors: Shannon Dixon of Casto, Leslie Johnson of Mecklenburg County, Bobby Shields of Shielb PLLC, and Ryan Wetherington of Allen Tate. Each new member brings unique skills that will advance the...

Say hi to our new UNC Charlotte interns

University City Partners welcomes two very needed extra sets of hands – interns Abby Armstrong and Luis Martinez from UNC Charlotte. Abby, a senior marketing major, will help us share the news about UCP. Luis, a sophomore, hopes to gain insights into planning and...

UCP’s 2014 Annual Report captures our breakout year

What an amazing year! With light rail under construction, University City’s stretch of I-485 set to open next spring, dramatic jobs growth and resurgence in our neighborhoods, University City is being transformed. Our new 2014 Annual Report (CLICK to view or download)...

EPRI in University City wins the Jerry Award!

Congratulations to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for being one of two winners of the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s annual Jerry Awards for their contribution to the regional economy! From the Jerry awards: "The Electric Power Research Institute...

Fast growing Yodle comes to URP Cambridge Center

Online ad and marketing company targets small business If you haven’t heard the name Yodle until now, get used to it. One of the fastest growing advertising and marketing companies in the U.S. recently moved its 120-employee Charlotte operation into the Cambridge...

Run like Rudolph through the University Research Park

Fun 5K/10K on Saturday will benefit Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas You can win three ways at the inaugural Run Run Rudolph 5K/10K race this Saturday in University Research Park: Finish first in either race OR win the crowd’s loudest applause as “best seasonally...

University City Partners Welcomes a New Executive Director

After working with us for ten years, our founding Executive Director, Mary Hopper, decided to leave University City Partners (UCP). In her time with us, Mary was completely devoted to supporting our focus on enhancing the economic vitality of University City. UCP has...