State, county ramp up no-cost COVID-19 testing

State, county ramp up no-cost COVID-19 testing

With COVID-19 again spiking across North Carolina, the state urges everyone to get tested if they have symptoms or think they’ve been exposed to someone who has the virus. To help, the state and Mecklenburg County are holding no-cost COVID-19 testing events for children and adults at several locations, including: Target University City, 8120 University City Blvd. Tests given 8 am-4 pm Nov. 20-22. UNC Charlotte. Tests given 9 am-5 pm Nov. 20-21. Keith Chiropractic Clinic, 402 E. Sugar Creek Road. Tests given 10 am-2 pm weekdays. Test results should be available in 24-72 hours via email or text. LEARN MORE  •  REGISTER NOW More COVID-19 testing sites; holiday health tips; travel advisory More testing sites – Mecklenburg County maintains a robust testing-site database that you can use anytime to find a COVID-19 testing location. Many of these require you to register and may charge a fee. SEARCH HERE Tips for holiday gatherings – Current expert advice for celebrating with a minimum of risk. MORE CDC travel advisory –The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends against travel for Thanksgiving and has issued updated guidelines if you must travel. MORE COVID-19 local, state and national resources Get the latest information on the pandemic at these government websites: Mecklenburg County State of North Carolina Federal Centers for Disease Control  ...
The season of giving has begun in University City

The season of giving has begun in University City

Three University City groups and businesses welcome our support in helping feed and clothe hundreds of people in need throughout Charlotte. Hope Church Thanksgiving meal Hope Church seeks food donations to provide the ingredients of Thanksgiving dinners for 200 families. Needed items are: brownie or cake mix, cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, mac and cheese, stuffing, mashed potatoes. Bring donations to the Hope Street Food Pantry, 410 Johnston-Oehler Road, by Nov. 20. Questions? 704-584-9073 Chick-fil-A’s Help Us End Child Hunger campaign Place a mobile order in the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A University Place (8700 University Executive Park Drive at West W.T. Harris Blvd.) and other participating Charlotte area Chick-fil-A restaurants, and the company will donate 10% of the order price to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The campaign ends Nov. 21. Donate coats at Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery The sweet-treats shop near IKEA (6925 University City Blvd.) is collecting winter coats for WSOC-TV’s Steve’s Coats For Kids campaign. Donate a new or gently used coat in child or adult sizes, and get 10% off your order of fresh cupcakes, cakes and vegan ice cream. Owner-operators Steve and Samantha White say this is a small way for them to give thanks to the community for supporting their business during the pandemic....
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – November 2020

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – November 2020

November 2020 report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte Centene Corp. moving quickly on East Coast HQ at University Research Park Work has begun on 770,000 SF building on Gov. Hunt Drive. See slide show Centene leasing additional space at Camp North End. MORE Centene’s thousands of future IT jobs help lift Charlotte’s Tech Town ranking. MORE Centene is hiring. See current Charlotte job listings. See the progress on Escent Research Park office building and campus Short video compares current construction images and finished renderings. Video also offers highlights of University Research Park’s newest office building. Crescent Communities expects to deliver finished building in Q1 of 2021. MORE Apartment market stays hot, with 6 more sales in University City RUSH student housing near campus sells for $95.25 million, Business Journal reports. BJ reports sales of 5 other University City communities. Prices run 150% or more of appraised values: Barrington Place, 2410 Allerton Way, $63 million. Grantee: Greystar. The Commons at University Square, 9201 Glenwater Drive, $37.26 million. Grantee: Affiliate of Cedar Grove Capital. The Maxwell at Highland Creek, 5410 Prosperity Ridge Road, $62 million. Grantee: Knightvest Residential. Wexford Apartment Homes, 1811 Wexford Meadows Lane, $16.5 million. Grantee: Morgan Properties. Crossroads Station Apartments, 6940 Hidden Forest Drive, $12.52 million. Grantee: Peak Capital Partners. Rezonings OK’d on Oct. 19 for Novant Health medical center, new housing Novant Health plans 144,000 SF facility at N. Tryon, Mallard Creek Church Road. Five approved rezonings will allow up to 1,020 townhomes and apartments. City held hearings on 50,000 SF of offices, 130 for-sale townhomes near Mallard Creek Road. MORE 5 more...
City Council Oks zoning change for Novant Health facility

City Council Oks zoning change for Novant Health facility

• Council also approves five rezonings for 1,020 townhomes and apartments. • Hearings held on proposals for offices, townhomes along Mallard Creek Road. Novant Health’s rezoning request for a 144,000-square-foot medical facility won unanimous approval from Charlotte City Council on Oct. 19. The council also unanimously approved five other rezonings across University City that would add more than 1,000 apartments, townhomes and one-floor attached homes. Two rezoning hearings also held on Oct. 19 were for two Mallard Creek Road tracts just west of West W.T. Harris Boulevard. One rezoning would allow up to 50,000 square feet of offices and similar uses while the other would permit up to 130 for-sale townhomes. Details are below. To watch a the meeting video, click here. A directory allows you to choose which items to watch. Charlotte City Council zoning decisions 1. Novant Health medical center on North Tryon Street Location: Western corner of North Tryon Street and West Mallard Creek Church Road Zoning change approved: 23.8 acres from mixed-use development, optional to mixed use development, optional, with site plan amendment Petitioner: Novant Health. Petition 2019-163 details Proposed uses: Up to 144,000 sf of medical and general offices uses with optional provisions for vacant land. Uses could include clinics, health institutions, surgery centers, and emergency rooms. Current zoning allows up to 1 million sf of general medical and office uses and other uses. Transportation improvements: Developer commits to provide numerous improvements both at the site and at the I-85 interchange with Mallard Creek Church Road. Other details: provide urban open space, plus 8-ft wide planting strip and 12-ft wide multi-use path along sites frontage...
Here’s how to get COVID-19 help, testing in University City

Here’s how to get COVID-19 help, testing in University City

Learning that you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can be frightening. Fortunately, Mecklenburg County, Atrium Health and Novant Health offer extensive information on what to do next, including self-diagnosis, medical resources and links to nearby testing sites. For medical information and some testing locations, visit COVID-19 webpages by Atrium Health And Novant Health. For a current list of all nearby testing sites, visit Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 testing site locator. Testing sites in University City as of Oct. 7, 2020 We have put together this list of testing sites in University City and their webpages. In most cases you must make an appointment. You may need to self-isolate for several days, as well. Several websites say that medical insurance will cover the cost of test. Atrium Health Urgent Care, 9325 JW Clay Blvd at N. Tryon St. (in the LYNX parking deck). Website. Directions Atrium Health Urgent Care, 5727 Prosperity Crossing Drive at Prosperity Crossing. Website. Directions CVS Pharmacy, 9805 Rocky River Road just east of I-485. Website. Directions CVS Pharmacy, 11430 N. Tryon St. just east of I-485. Website. Directions FastMed Urgent Care, 2728 W. Mallard Creek Church Road in the Cochran Commons shopping center. Website. Directions Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, 9550 Rocky River Road just east of I-485. Website....