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Commercial real-estate update

Commercial real-estate update

UNIVERSITY HIGHLANDS – FOUR RESOURCE SQUARE – SUVIDHA INTERNATIONAL MARKET Expanding United Rentals leases URP building United Rentals has begun hiring for 150 new positions as it shifts its Charlotte offices to University Research Park. The Stamford, Conn.-based equipment-rental company expects to completely fill the University Highlands building with nearly 500 employees by mid-2020. The 97,596- square foot office building, owned by Mohr Capital, is at 10330 David Taylor Drive. MORE   Four Resource Square office building sells for... read more
NOVEL Research Park holds grand opening

NOVEL Research Park holds grand opening

Crescent Communities held a grand opening on Nov. 5 for its latest apartment community, NOVEL Research Park. Located on the edge of University Research Park at West Mallard Creek Church Road and Senator Royall Place, the luxury apartment community features extensive outdoor amenities, modern farmhouse architectural design, and a convenient location near major employment centers and retail. NOVEL Research Park offers 280 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes nestled in a wooded natural setting. The first residents moved into... read more
Nine nights in November: music and dance concerts at UNC Charlotte

Nine nights in November: music and dance concerts at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Theater and Rowe Recital Hall will host nine student performances in November, including the four-night Fall Dance Concert. Among the dance pieces choreographed by faculty members and performed by students is “Queen City Rhapsody,” a tribute to legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury. The concert, performed Nov. 14-17 at Belk Theater in Robinson Hall, also includes a reflection on the shooting that occurred on campus last spring, and a tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, plus other pieces.... read more
University City’s hotel hub rolls out the welcome mat

University City’s hotel hub rolls out the welcome mat

University City’s popular hotel hub keeps growing and improving, thanks to easy access to uptown, campus, Charlotte Motor Speedway and University Research Park. Completion of the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Hyatt Place, and Fairfield Inn and Suites will bring our hub to 22 facilities near North Tryon Street and Harris Boulevard. Hampton Inn and Suites, a short walk from the McCullough Drive LYNX Station, recently finished a refresh. See our directory (below) to learn who else... read more
Early voting has begun for sales-tax increase, local races

Early voting has begun for sales-tax increase, local races

Early voting has begun for the Nov. 5 election, including races for Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg County School Board as well as a referendum on a quarter-cent countywide sales-tax increase. If voters approve the tax increase, the county board says it will use the estimated $50 million in new annual revenue for parks, schools, and the arts. The county operates 17 early-voting locations including the former Pier 1 store at 8802 JW Clay Blvd. in University Place... read more
Urgent-care center opens at JW Clay Blvd LYNX parking deck

Urgent-care center opens at JW Clay Blvd LYNX parking deck

Atrium Health has opened a new urgent-care location to bring more access to care in University City: Atrium Health Urgent Care University City. The center is in a truly unique location: the JW Clay Blvd LYNX parking deck. Atrium Health also opened a new urgent care facility on Oct. 1 in south Charlotte, Atrium Health Urgent Care Rea Farms. Both facilities are open 8 am-8 pm seven days a week. “Patients are eager for more alternatives when they get sick,”... read more
Crescent is bringing ‘creative office space’ to Research Park

Crescent is bringing ‘creative office space’ to Research Park

University Research Park will soon have a new office building targeting “first-generation creative office space.” Crescent Communities has begun site work near David Taylor Drive and West Mallard Creek Church Road on the 158,000 square-foot building. The new office building, to be called Escent Research Park, will be the first multi-tenant office building erected in the park since the early 2000s. Several Resource Square office buildings along David Taylor Drive were developed by Crescent at that time. In a... read more
Vacant office/warehouse could become Class A offices

Vacant office/warehouse could become Class A offices

Another major piece of the former IBM campus in University Research Park has sold to a company with big plans for redevelopment. Shorenstein Properties has bought a 490,000 square-f00t building and 51-acre campus at 6800 Solectron Drive, directly across IBM Drive from Innovation Park – the business park that operates in the former main IBM facility. Innovation Park also has new owners with plans for major expansion (read article). Shorenstein Properties, based in San Francisco, paid $10.5 million for... read more

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