Resources for businesses, communities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

Resources for businesses, communities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

The NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center has prepared several resources to help businesses and communities respond to the massive challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Click on each of the four images and text links below to access downloadable resources. Tips for Small Businesses Tips for Downtown Programs and Community Leaders Tips for Small Businesses needing Customers   Chart of community...
Enjoy great BBQ and auction; help our Scouts, too!

Enjoy great BBQ and auction; help our Scouts, too!

Enjoy savory Carolinas barbecue pork, grilled chicken, slaw and beans on March 13 while helping nurture one of University City’s veteran Scouting programs, BSA Troop 13 at University City United Methodist Church. You can also bid on over $21,000 in goods and services at the Troop 13 silent auction! The proceeds from the barbecue and auction will support Troop activities, including the Troop’s many community service projects and outdoor adventures. This summer, many Troop members will travel to the renowned national Scouting facility of Philmont for a high adventure. Learn more about Troop 13 at its website and Facebook page.   Troop 13 BBQ details Time: Food available 10 am-8 pm March 13. Location: University City United Methodist Church, 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd. Food choices:  All items are $10 each. All items are available for dine-in, take-out, or drive-thru pickup. PLATE: Pork BBQ, cole slaw, BBQ beans and bun PLATE: 1/2 chicken, cole slaw, and BBQ beans POUND: Pork BBQ SANDWICH: 2 BBQ sandwiches, cole slaw, chips and bun More BBQ event details   Troop 13 Silent Auction details Time: The auction begins online at 1 pm Sunday, March 8. The Silent Auction will end at 7pm on Friday, March 13. Auction website What’s for sale: Church and community members have donated over 180 items worth a total of more than $21,000, including a five-night stay at an oceanfront condo in the Mexican resort city of Cabo. Other auction items include restaurant gift cards, fitness club memberships, golfing, gift baskets, event tickets, local brewery items, NASCAR Pit/Garage passes and merchandise, trampoline park tickets and parties, outdoor adventures, and...
See University City’s latest projects and plans in pictures

See University City’s latest projects and plans in pictures

So much change is sweeping across University City, it can be hard to keep up. All corners of University City’s 7.5-square-mile area are evolving , from the 2,000 acre University Research Park to light rail stations. Nearly 4 million square-feet of office space was announced in 2019 alone. That’s why University City Partners has prepared a heavily visual report, “University City, CLT,” showcasing private development and public infrastructure projects that are under way or starting soon. The report features many illustrations and links to news reports and websites related to the projects. We have organized our report by “pockets of activity” – places such as the three North Tryon Street light-rail stations, where intense redevelopment is under way. Among the many projects included here: The UNC Charlotte Conference Center and Hotel Waters Edge at University Place Verde at McCullough Station McCullough Drive extension and streetscape improvements The University City Police Station Top Golf and Entertainment District CLICK HERE to view the report. We hope you will share it with everyone you know who has an interest in University...
What’s new: Latest development, jobs growth, campus transformation, Topgolf

What’s new: Latest development, jobs growth, campus transformation, Topgolf

University City’s growth keeps making headlines. Here are some of the latest reports.   See the details on University City’s latest construction 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. SEE THE REPORT   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.” READ THE ARTICLE University report chronicles “era of unprecedented growth” under Chancellor Phil Dubois 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. SEE THE REPORT   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...
Five days of fun – University City Wine Fest!

Five days of fun – University City Wine Fest!

Springtime doesn’t get any better! The University City Wine Fest returns April 15-19 for five days of wine-infused lakeside fun at The Shoppes at University Place. Each day features a unique event, culminating with our 4th Annual Wine Fest on Saturday, April 18. Stroll the boardwalk while enjoying samples from dozens of wineries plus tasty food, live music and more!   Five days, five ways to enjoy the University City Wine Fest Our University City Wine Fest offers five unique ways to have fun. Visit the Wine Fest website for all of the daily details and tickets. Wine Wednesday on the Water – Paddleboats, live music and, of course, wine! April 15 Taste, Sip & Stroll – An evening of wine, craft brews, tasty bites, art and music. April 16 Nails, Champagne & Shopping – Get pampered, sip champagne and more. April 17 4th Annual Wine Fest – This is the big day! Choose from more than 100 wines, plus craft beers, spirits and samples from local restaurants! Three levels of tickets, including VIP tables with seating for up to 10. April 18 University City Rosé Fest – Famous Toastery hosts our wine-themed Sunday Brunch. April 19   Learn more and get your tickets The five-day University City Wine Fest will take place April 15-19 at the Shoppes at University Place. Directions and parking – The Shoppes at University Place are located at North Tryon Street and West W.T. Harris Boulevard. There is plenty of free parking on the JW Clay Boulevard side of the lake. Directions to parking and main event entrance at 8708 JW Clay Blvd. View...