University City Welcomes Centene Corporation

University City Welcomes Centene Corporation

University City Partners is excited to announce the addition of Centene Corporation to its market. Earlier today (July 1, 2020), Centene announced that it will establish an East Coast headquarters in University City, Charlotte, after completing a comprehensive evaluation process. The company will begin construction in August on its new campus along Governor Hunt Road in University Research Park and plans to create 6,000 new jobs and invest $1 billion in the Charlotte community over time. “Charlotte has great talent, excellent infrastructure and a real commitment to sustainable development,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of Centene. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with the city of Charlotte, the county of Mecklenburg, and the state of North Carolina. We look forward to many years of collective growth and innovation.” The company’s $1 billion investment will provide over 1 million square feet of office and meeting space, a corporate boardroom, a childcare and early education center, a variety of dining venues, auditorium, fitness center, and a stand-alone building housing a corporate learning and development center named Centene Tech University. The campus buildings will be designed to preserve and take advantage of the campus’ environment with an emphasis on providing open spaces, natural light, and embracing the site’s natural features. The second largest employment center in Charlotte, University City accommodates and attracts a variety of businesses including major financial, healthcare and insurance companies including Wells Fargo, TIAA, Allstate and now Centene Corporation. The edge city is anchored by UNC Charlotte with nearly 30,000 students, and a community hospital, Atrium Health University City, which is the highest ranked hospital...
Developers seek rezonings for 9 University City properties

Developers seek rezonings for 9 University City properties

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department has posted rezoning requests for 9 properties across University City. One request, for up to 200 multifamily units on Shopping Center Drive near Home Depot, is scheduled to be heard on June 15.  DETAILS Two requests are for a combined 600 apartments and townhomes along IBM Drive. Rezoning hearing scheduled for June 15 Union at Tryon – 7.5 acres on Shopping Center Drive, from business  to MUDD-O for multifamily; Petition 2020-026. June 15 hearing. Other rezoning requests in University City Edgewood Preserve – 20.7 acres on Eastfield Road and Browne Road north of I-485, up to 38 single-family lots and 48 multifamily lots; Petition 2020-012. CCP University – 49 acres at IBM Drive near Neal Road for up to 300 apartments and townhouses; Petition 2020-035. Flournoy Development – 24.6 acres on John Adams Road east of I-85, from business and office to MUDD-O for 366 apartments, 56 townhomes, possibly office and commercial on first florr of building facing Mallard Creek Church Road; Petition 2020-048. Aberdeen Townhomes – 21.9 acres on Ridge Road north of I-485, from R-3 to R-8MF (CD) for up to 98 single-family attached homes; Petition 2020-051. Rangewater IBM Drive – 28 acres on IBM Drive just west of Harris Blvd, 300 apartments; Petition 2020-055. Accent Berkeley Place – 11.7 acres in Berkeley Place development on Mallard Creek Church Road, from CC commercial center to R-17MF (CD) for up to 198 apartments; Petition 2020-060. Cameron Commons – Site-plan amendment by K Sade Ventures Inc. for 90 acres on Cabarrus county line and NC 49, Mixed residential community with 250 single family homes, 288 multifamily units...
Even this spring, new buildings rising in University City

Even this spring, new buildings rising in University City

While many activities stopped or slowed dramatically this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, construction has continued on major projects across University City. Here’a a quick look at several of those projects: Aria at the Park for-sale townhomes in University Research Park Escent Research Park office building in University Research Park Lumeo Apartments near University City Blvd LYNX station Mallard Pointe Apartments near Mallard Creek Church Road Mosby University City Apartments near the University City Blvd LYNX Station Top Golf North Charlotte in Entertainment District University Division Police Station on North Tryon Street UNC Charlotte Hotel and Conference Center at the JW Clay Blvd LYNX Station UNC Charlotte Science Building The Vue on University student housing at University City Boulevard and Mallard Creek Church Road Woodspring Suites extended-stay hotel near the University City Blvd LYNX...
Are we creating the University City you want? Tell us!

Are we creating the University City you want? Tell us!

University City Partners was created to support the economic development and vitality of our community. As we move forward during and following the COVID-19-pandemic, we particularly need to know from you how we are doing, and what improvements you would like to see. Please help by completing our brief survey. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete; your answers will be anonymous. Click here to complete the survey. Thanks for helping build a better University City. We encourage you to share this survey link with other University City residents. Darlene Heater Executive Director, University City...
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...