About University City Partners

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University City Partners (UCP) is a nonprofit organization that invests resources to shape public spaces and plans for a better-built environment that influences the way we live, work, play and learn in University City. University City Partners invites others to invest in the community by way of a headquarters, small to mid-size business, real estate, or home. Building University City is not only about developing the landscape. It is about building relationships and a stronger forward moving community.

Mission

We envision and implement strategies and actions to drive University City’s long-term economic vitality as a center for employment, living, education, commerce, and entertainment.

Our vision is for Charlotte’s University City to be a vibrant place that is urban in scale and design. It will be energized by transit and will be a popular and accessible destination offering diverse and unique choices for living, shopping, working, learning and leisure. It will become a premier employment center in the region with sophisticated infrastructure and attractive amenities.

Recruit, Retain, Grow

The organization concentrates resources in these four key areas: planning and development, economic development and marketing and communications. As a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader, University City Partners promotes public/private partnerships to create and sustain the economic vitality of University City.

Planning & Development

Marketing & Communications

Operations & Governance

Recruit

University Research Park

Envisioned in the 1960s to lure technology and research centric businesses to Charlotte that would support the growth and development of UNC Charlotte, University Research Park Board of Directors were visionaries that built the reality we have today in the University Research Park (URP). URP is a thriving center of employment that has advanced the growth of UNC.

Charlotte as well as the development of University City. University Research Park, Inc. fully transitioned the management of URP to University City Partners in 2015. University City Partners is committed to timely and informative communication, financial transparency, responsible investment and exemplary service to URP. Property owners may make their annual assessment payments here.

Community Partners

Our partners are changemakers. They put their money where their mouths are, and they are not afraid of taking risks to create outsized impact. Partnerships can serve to strengthen, support, and even transform a community, resulting in improved program quality, more efficient use of resources, and better alignment of goals and curricula.

University City Partners values our partners as they help get the word out on events and they serve to strengthen, support, and even transform relationships with the community.

Executive Committee

Stuart Parks
Chairman

The Arden Group

Stuart Parks

Bill Leonard
Treasurer

Atrium Health University

Bill Leonard

Richmond Baker
Planning & Development Chair

Microsoft

Richmond Baker

Betty Doster
Governance Committee

UNC Charlotte

Betty Doster

Board of Directors

Amie Guy

Electrolux

Amie Guy

Jerry Boggs

Duke Energy

Jerry Boggs

Katie Maloomian

Crescent Communities

Katie Maloomian

Kelly Bradley

Wells Fargo

Kelly Bradley

Mohammed Idibi

True Summit Capital

Mohammed Idlibi

Phil Nicholenko

TIAA

Phil Nicholenko

Tom Creter

Fox Sports One

Tom Creter

Alison Craig

City of Charlotte

Alyson Craig

George Dunlap

County Commissioner District 3

George Dunlap

Renee Perkins Johnson

City Council District 4 Rep

Renee Perkins Johnson

Leslie Johnson

Mecklenburg County

Leslie Johnson

Liz Babson

City of Charlotte

Liz Babson

Alex Romero

Accesso Partners

Alex Romero

Joyce Tompkins

Keith Family YMCA

Joyce Tompkins

The Team

Keith Stanley, President & CEO

Janelle Goodrich, Project Manager