Commercial Real Estate Roundup – February 2020

Monthly report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte


TopGolf announces plan to open University City location in late 2020

TopGolf exterior

TopGolf to open University City facility in fall 2020

  • Facility will be on 14.2-acre site near I-85 and University City Blvd.
  • Along with golf, facility will offer restaurant and bar, music and year-round activities.
  • Location is part of planned 56-acre entertainment district near University City Blvd LYNX station
  • MORE


Business Journal interviews Darlene Heater on University City’s rapid growth

  • In-depth article features University City Partners’ executive director discussing the group’s role in helping shape main business district
  • Q&A includes explosion of real-estate sales, new construction, TOD rezonings, tenant activity
  • MORE


These projects under way or starting soon will help transform University Place

  • EB Arrow, Crescent Communities starting work this spring on Waters Edge at University Place
  • Construction starts in 2021 on bridge to research park, Clay Blvd streetscape overhaul
  • County will soon finish link to 10 miles of greenways through campus, research park
  • Marriott Hotel and Conference Center will open in spring 2021 at N. Tryon and Clay Blvd
  • MORE


University report chronicles “era of unprecedented growth”

  • Interactive timeline highlights milestones since Phil Dubois named chancellor in 2005
  • Campus construction and renovations in that period total more than $1 billion
  • Current projects include science building, hotel-conference center
  • Enrollment has surged 50% to nearly 30,000 between 2005 and 2019
  • MORE


ULI Carolinas adds Feb. 12 LYNX tour with 4 major presentations

5-hour event begins and ends at Stonewall Station near Westin Hotel. Lunch and panel discussion at Tom Hunter Station stop. LYNX station stops and topics are:

  • 36th Street: Preserving and enhancing neighborhood character amidst redevelopment
  • Sugar Creek: Creating new nodes of investment in former industrial zone
  • JW Clay Blvd: Updates on campus conference center, University Place redevelopment
  • Tom Hunter: Details on Entertainment District, Innovation Park expansion, TOD multifamily
  • Visit ULI Carolinas Meeting website
  • View graphic overview of development and infrastucture projects in the pipeline, 2020


February Fast Fact

5,030,546 – Square feet of space added to UNC Charlotte since Phil Dubois became chancellor.

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