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Newsletter editor Rich Haag says thanks and bye

Newsletter editor Rich Haag says thanks and bye

By Rich Haag. This newsletter marks my end of 13 years spent helping University City Partners share our community’s good news and big dreams. Like many of you, I invested my own heart and treasure in University City. I leave this post feeling satisfied with my contributions, excited about University City’s future and grateful for the tireless work done on our behalf by University City Partners’ staff and scores of volunteer board members. Reaping the rewards I’ve seen many... read more
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve expansion touches 3 schools

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve expansion touches 3 schools

Two public schools and the CPCC Cato Campus have gained important access to a great learning resource, thanks to Mecklenburg County’s recent purchase of 100 acres for the planned Reedy Creek Greenway. The new addition to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve adjoins Northeast Middle School, Grier Academy and the Cato Campus. With more than 1,000 acres and a staffed nature center, the nature preserve should eventually help students get first-hand knowledge of our local environment and wildlife. New addition creates... read more
Concerts, races, football and fans returning to University City’s big outdoor venues

Concerts, races, football and fans returning to University City’s big outdoor venues

Big crowds and fast cars and trucks all roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the statewide lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor events. If public health stays good, expect many more big shows and crowds this year at University City’s three huge outdoor venues. PNC Music Pavilion, with nearly 19,000 seats, has 19 shows scheduled starting June 29 with Chicago – The Band. Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Judas Priest and the Jonas Brothers... read more
Starbucks coming to NC 49 at Cross Charlotte Trail

Starbucks coming to NC 49 at Cross Charlotte Trail

A new building for a Starbucks and other businesses is rising along University City Boulevard within a few feet of the emerging Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT). The new building at the main entrance to Town Center Plaza replaces a former O’Charley’s restaurant building. The XCLT, a joint effort of Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte, will connect several county greenways including Toby Creek Greenway to provide a single paved trail for cycling and hiking between Pineville and University... read more
Crescent Communities’ Escent Research Park completes construction

Crescent Communities’ Escent Research Park completes construction

News release courtesy of Crescent Communities.  Charlotte, N.C. – (May 13, 2021) – Today, Crescent Communities, a nationally-recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use communities, announces the completion of construction at Escent Research Park, a creative office community situated in the heart of University City in Charlotte, NC. The first creative office space in the area, Escent Research Park boasts four stories and 159,000 square feet of modern, purposeful design that offers tenants an indoor and... read more
Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

University City Farmers Market is off to a great start. Online publication Charlotte Five recently declared our market one of its “Five Things To Do” on Saturdays, and with good reason. The lakeside market at the Shoppes at University Place offers fresh regional produce, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations, children’s programs, local crafts and, new this spring, an outdoor cafe featuring Manolo’s Latin Bakery and Detour Coffeebar. The market is open 9 am-1 pm Saturdays through next fall at... read more
Vision Builders fly in NASA Rover Challenge

Vision Builders fly in NASA Rover Challenge

With an invitation from NASA and help from University City-based Vision Builder Adventures, five high-school students have completed an out-of-this-world challenge: to design, build and demonstrate a Human Exploration Rover. Even better, our team took home one of nine awards presented for the best efforts of more than 80 US and international teams competing in the eight-month NASA 2021 Rover Challenge. “The students and the adults were overjoyed,” says Johnny White of Vision Builders. “It truly was a community effort.”... read more
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – April 2021

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – April 2021

April 21, 2021 – University City CRE News Rezoning filed for next phase of University City Entertainment District • Cambridge Properties seeks to rezone 40 acres, Business Journal reports. • Petition calls for office building, hotel, apartments, commercial space and structured parking. • Topgolf facility opening date not announced yet; WoodSpring Suites opened earlier this year. • View University City Entertainment District plans. • MORE   Apartments on campus edge sell for $12.5 million • Mallard Creek Apartments has... read more

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