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Stress-free Places to Take Your Parents

Stress-free Places to Take Your Parents

Can’t think of where to take your parents or relatives when they visit Charlotte? Check out this article. Your options are endless and range from breweries and food to hiking mountains and Topgolf in University City. Read the full Axios article here.

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Local Bookstores for Book Lovers

Local Bookstores for Book Lovers

If you haven’t been to Urban Reader Bookstore, you’re missing out. The newly opened Black-owned store in University City houses over 3,000 books for readers of all ages. There, you will find not only a great selection of books, but special programs, discussions, and...

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Support CMPD Officer, Mia Goodwin

Support CMPD Officer, Mia Goodwin

On December 22, Officer Mia Goodwin’s life was taken while on duty. Goodwin is survived by her husband, who is a firefighter, and 3 children. If you wish to support her family during this difficult time, feel free to donate to the GoFundMe that Back The Blue NC is...

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Holiday Lights on The Speedway

Holiday Lights on The Speedway

Speedway Christmas, one of the Southeast’s largest holiday traditions is back again! Now through January 16, take friends and family to see four million lights spread among the four-mile course on the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rain or shine, the synchronized lights...

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Meet our new intern, Haley Chilcott

Haley Chilcott is our new Marketing Communications Intern here at University City Partners. Haley is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is majoring in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations. After graduation...

University City Partners welcomes our newest board members

  University City Partners welcomes its newest members of the UCP Board of Directors: Charlotte City Manager Marcus Smith and Michael Fung, a regional leader for Wells Fargo's Corporate Properties Group. The University City Partners Board of Directors consists of...

Response to tragic police incident and unrest

Last night our community was at the center of a tragic police incident followed by several hours of demonstration, aggressive agitation and unrest. Our neighborhoods, businesses, retail centers and institutions were impacted with activity that has left us all feeling...

Introducing our UNC Charlotte interns

University City Partners is proud to introduce our "Class of 2016" - our fall semester interns from UNC Charlotte. Seniors Hollis Maye-Keye and Cagney Reeves will help us with communications and planning - key functions for our success. We encourage you to consider...

UCP video report: Planning for our transit-powered future

University City Partners has launched a new feature - a monthly video report on how we are investing time and resources to build University City. Today's report: UCP is leading a planning effort to make the area around the future JW Clay Transit station a more...

Our 2016 Annual Report chronicles a landmark year

The dramatic changes taking place across University City can be hard to keep up with - unless you have the University City Partners annual report. Our brand new 2016 University City Partners Annual Report chronicles these changes over the past year (July 2015-June...

University City Partners welcomes new board members

University City Partners welcomes four new members to its board of directors, including two UNC Charlotte grads. Tracy Dodson with Lincoln Harris, John McAlister with Electrolux, Phil Nicholenko with TIAA and Jane Wu, founder of Carolina States Regional Center, have...

Thanks for taking our survey; we heard you!

Our recent invitation to take a brief survey about University City Partners drew more than 100 participants and many useful responses. ”The survey was like a pulse check to make sure that what we are hearing in our meetings also represents the opinions of all of the...

University City Partners adds planning & development director

Tobe Holmes has joined University City Partners as its planning and development director. Holmes, formerly with Center City Partners, will oversee all UCP planning and development initiatives. At Center City Partners, Holmes managed economic and community development...

Meet our UNC Charlotte interns

One benefit of having UNC Charlotte nearby is the amazing wealth of student interns. We landed three of the best this semester: Meredith Avant (Communications with PR concentration), Miguel Avila (Economics with innovation focus), and Charles Trowell (Architecture...