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Holiday Inn Clt University has handsome update

Holiday Inn Clt University has handsome update

All 174 guestrooms of Holiday Inn Charlotte University have just been handsomely redone and upfitted to welcome visitors, many of whom have many years of making this their hotel of choice. You’d think the staff could stop and enjoy a well-earned rest. Not so; Phases 2...

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Our jobs growth keeps making headlines

Our jobs growth keeps making headlines

In two weeks of stunning announcements, University City gained hundreds of new jobs, two new national headquarters and additional international and energy clout. AREVA will bring 130 new jobs with average salaries of $130,000. Rack Room’s 87 new jobs average $70,000...

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2012 Review: Dining and retail choices grow

2012 Review: Dining and retail choices grow

There’s nothing like having company coming to make you freshen your surroundings. The Democratic National Convention and University City’s thousands of visitors triggered a flurry of hotel remodelings. Restaurants and shops opened at a similar steady pace, all...

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Peak 10 opens data center in URP

Peak 10 opens data center in URP

With its opening of phase one of what will become a 64,000-square-foot technology campus in the David Taylor Corporate Center, Peak 10 has become the latest company to make a major investment in the University Research Park (URP). The URP facility is the company’s...

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The ride of his life started here

The ride of his life started here

When Shane Hockensmith chose to relocate and expand Bike Line at Town Center Plaza five years ago, he made “an investment in growth.” He hired an interior designer, studied stores from Apple to Kohl’s and devised an inviting layout that says, “This is me.” And Bike...

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Transit line to University City stays on track

Transit line to University City stays on track

With apologies to Mark Twain, the demise of transit to University City has been greatly exaggerated. While you may have heard about a few bumps along its journey, the train to UNC Charlotte remains on track. In fact, breaking news is that our Blue Line Extension has...

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Rail Line To University City Keeps On Track

Rail Line To University City Keeps On Track

Last week, another key milestone for opening the Blue Line Extension (BLE) in 2017 was achieved when Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) signed a 50-year lease with both NC Railroad and Norfolk Southern. Because there has been considerable confusion, here is a recap...

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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...

UCP Annual Report: Mobilizing the New Urban Center

2015 has been exceptional for University City and University City Partners, as our fresh-off-the-digital presses “2015 Annual Report” makes clear with exclamation marks! The report chronicles the opening of I-485, rapid progress on the LYNX light-rail line, strong...

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