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See Something, Say Something with new CATS security app

See Something, Say Something with new CATS security app

Charlotte Area Transit System is encouraging its customers to enhance their safety with a new smart phone app, the CATS See Say. The app provides an easy and discreet way to get help, says BJ Johnson, with CATS Safety and Security. “The app is monitored by Police Dispatch 24/7,” Johnson said. “If an individual uses the app, a certified police dispatcher will get the alert, acknowledge that they have received the alert, and immediately send an officer to investigate,... read more
LYNX parking deck usage on the rise

LYNX parking deck usage on the rise

The two large LYNX parking decks in UCity have seen a substantial increase in daily use since light-rail service began last March, the Charlotte Area Transit System reports. The 800-space JW Clay Station deck’s busiest day so far, Oct. 3, recorded 873 cars. The 1,500-space University City Boulevard station deck served 600 cars on its busiest day, July 9. CATS says that the parking-lot use has doubled since it first began keeping records in April. The decks are intended... read more
CATS offering rider “rewards” worth up to $25

CATS offering rider “rewards” worth up to $25

Frequent transit riders can earn rewards up to $25 with a new program offered by the Charlotte Area Transit System. Through Feb. 28, CATS customers can earn a reward valued at $5 for 10 round trips, a $10 reward for 15 round trips, or a $25 reward for 25 or more round trips. The rewards can be redeemed at more than 50 retailers and nonprofits listed at the program’s website. To take part, you must download the Way2Go CLT... read more
LYNX security and rider efforts create safe journey

LYNX security and rider efforts create safe journey

From uniformed and plain-clothed police to security cameras and smart-phone apps, the Charlotte Area Transit System works hard to keep our light-rail riders safe. That effort has paid off. A check of police calls for the past six months finds virtually no reports of criminal activity at University City’s North Tryon Street three transit stations and two parking decks.   A team effort University City Partners recently spoke with BJ Johnson, with CATS Safety and Security, about its extensive... read more
Developer seeks OK for major reworking of University Place

Developer seeks OK for major reworking of University Place

The new owner of several retail buildings on 30 acres of University Place has filed a rezoning for 15 acres beside the University Place Lake, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. EBA Crystal Real Estate’s development plan calls for up to 300,000 square feet of commercial uses, 600 residential units, 20,000 square feet of civic spaces and possibly a hotel. EB Arrow bought the property earlier this year. While the development plan is for 20.6 acres, the rezoning is for... read more
Help beautify University City – Adopt a City Street!

Help beautify University City – Adopt a City Street!

Looking for a way to clean up Charlotte, build bonds with neighbors or co-workers, and make a difference? Consider having your group, neighborhood or business join the Adopt-a-City Street program, says Keep Charlotte Beautiful. More than 150 volunteer groups maintain over 260 miles of streets. Their efforts help save taxpayer dollars (it costs 10 times more for the city to pick up litter than to pick up your trash!). The benefits don’t stop there. Studies show that picking up... read more
Proximity Park project turns back the clock

Proximity Park project turns back the clock

By next fall, one of University City’s oldest office buildings will look like its newest. With a redesign by global architectural firm Gensler, the former office of Allstate Insurance, at 401 McCullough Drive, will have completed its transformation to Proximity Park – the single biggest available suburban office building on the 19-mile LYNX light rail line. Work will start in the next few weeks on major improvements to the building and 32-acre campus, including a visually striking new entrance... read more
Dining scene: Top rankings for 2 restaurants – plus 6 openings

Dining scene: Top rankings for 2 restaurants – plus 6 openings

Looking for new dining destinations? Our growing global restaurant scene has highly ranked choices and several new additions.   No. 1 rankings King Fish Poke and Le Kabab Grill both scored No. 1 rankings this fall from local media. Coincidentally, the two restaurants are neighbors at 350 McCullough Drive in the McCullough Commons center at North Tryon Street and East W.T. Harris Blvd. WCNC says that King Fish Poke is No. 1 among “Charlotte’s 4 favorite spots to find affordable... read more

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