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Together we build a better Ucity

Together we build a better Ucity

University City benefits when we all pull together toward a common goal.   Back2School Fair is a community success! Hundreds of children received backpacks, school supplies and health physicals on July 28 as the Camino Community Center hosted its 14th annual Back2School Fair. Thanks to the many University City businesses and individuals who donated supplies. The center, located near the Ucity Blvd Transit Station, provides a health clinic, fitness programs, thrift store and other services. Learn more about the... read more
CMPD’s Lip Sync Challenge has Ucity twist

CMPD’s Lip Sync Challenge has Ucity twist

The Lip Sync Challenge sweeping US police departments has turned CMPD into YouTube stars, with 2.4 million views of officers, staff and Police Chief Kerr Putney dancing to Justin Timberlake’s infectious “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” University City police, locations and even Chick-Fil-A’s Rob Rogers figure prominently in several scenes – and that’s not a coincidence: Two of the University Division’s community coordinators, Chad Webster and Jason Peetz, helped lead the effort and oversee the filming. Chief Putney gets the... read more
Our good news is making headlines

Our good news is making headlines

Local media recently have published reports about University City’s economic vitality and international flavor. Enjoy the good news, and share with your friends!   University City is Reaching Higher Heights – Light Rail is a Game Changer!   Charlotte Regional Partnership newsletter, Aug. 7 When University City took off in the early 1980s, one of the first groups to invest in its future was Charlotte’s medical community, drawn by the opportunity to serve future residents and businesses in the... read more
Help us Re-Envision University City on July 26

Help us Re-Envision University City on July 26

University City is changing by the day. This Thursday, July 26, University City Partners invites you to share the changes you’d like to see – as well as the things you want to keep the same. From 6 to 8 pm at the Camino Community Center, urban planner, community activist and artist James Rojas will lead us through a planning process entitled “Place It!” that uses art to help us envision the future. Rojas has used this method to... read more
Website offers details of university hotel-conference center

Website offers details of university hotel-conference center

The proposed UNC Charlotte conference center and hotel have drawn plenty of interest, especially from people following the surge of development taking place near the new LYNX light-rail stations on North Tryon Street. Thanks to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, vivid renderings and many building details are now available for public view. You can find the latest site plan and other materials on the department website, among its list of 2018 rezoning petitions, under Petition 2018-047.   Site for facility... read more
New online map puts UC growth at our fingertips

New online map puts UC growth at our fingertips

Ever wonder who’s building in that newly cleared site or what’s being planned next to the brand-new rezoning sign? A new map created by University City Partners and available to the public has that information and more, including links to rezoning documents, public hearing dates and locations of street improvements. Click here to view the map. UCP Planning and Development Director Tobe Holmes and UCP intern Luis Martinez spent about 10 hours building the database-driven Google map. Holmes plans... read more
Renovations giving Delish owner rare time to reflect

Renovations giving Delish owner rare time to reflect

The popular Delish Cakery at University Place closed recently for renovations and to finish repairs from a water leak last winter. Aryn Keogh, who launched Delish nine years ago, sees the temporary closing as a rare opportunity “to step back and think about what we are doing,” and perhaps to invent new flavors, she said with a laugh. Keogh, who turns 30 later this summer, began Delish Cakery out of her kitchen in 2009 by selling cupcakes, French macarons,... read more
Small-business networking event – Meet the New Kids on the Block

Small-business networking event – Meet the New Kids on the Block

UCity Biz Net invites you to join us for our monthly business networking breakfast, 7:30-9 am June 13 at Hilton Charlotte University Place. This meeting’s lineup includes some of the new kids on the block in University City: Mike Hill, UNC Charlotte’s new Athletic Director; Top Golf; University City’s first brewery; and The National Junior College Athletic Association. The free event will take place in the Lakeview room at Hilton Charlotte University Place. A light breakfast and beverages will... read more

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