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Tell county on May 9: Fund land for parks now!

Tell county on May 9: Fund land for parks now!

Our community’s last great chance this year to speak out for more parks comes Thursday, as our County Commissioners seek our opinions on a proposed budget with 9.1% more spending in the coming year yet absolutely NO FUNDING FOR NEW PARK LAND! The public hearing on the draft 2020 budget will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. BE THERE to speak, show support for parks, or both!   Our united message WILL... read more
A message from University City Partners

A message from University City Partners

Like all of Charlotte, we at University City Partners begin this day with shattered hearts and in disbelief. We grieve with all of the UNC Charlotte community and beyond for those who died, suffered wounds and lived through Tuesday’s frightening tragedy. We are deeply thankful for UNC Charlotte and University City CMPD officers and others who acted quickly and courageously to end the attack despite grave risk to themselves.   University news Chancellor Dubois has been sharing information via... read more
We’re winning the war on litter!

We’re winning the war on litter!

First impressions matter, right? That’s why University City Partners recently began paying for weekly litter patrols along our highways. “There’s a huge difference, and I notice it everywhere,” says Tobe Holmes with UCP.   Other groups also are tackling litter, too! The Mallard Creek Initiative hopes you will join them this Saturday, April 27, for a Cleanup Day. The following weekend, Scout Troop 13 will be scouring Clark’s Creek Greenway and nearby trails in University Research Park for old... read more
NC 49 project meeting draws a curious crowd

NC 49 project meeting draws a curious crowd

Last updated April 29, 2019 An information meeting to explain and get feedback on University City’s biggest upcoming road project drew more than 100 people to UNC Charlotte on April 23. The project, set to start construction in about 3 years, will widen NC 49 to six lanes near campus, launch a new highway to Independence Boulevard and close a busy railroad crossing. At least two critical decisions remain to be made. The path of the new highway once it... read more
The time for parks is now!

The time for parks is now!

A message from Darlene Heater: Our campaign for more parks now in University City and Charlotte moves forward. In the past two weeks we have: Addressed our Mecklenburg County Commissioners, who fund our parks, about the crisis of an exploding population and disappearing land for new parks. Helped launch Voices4Parks.org, a website that explains why commissioners must take action now, as they shape the budget that begins July 1. Kept working with parks boosters countywide to light the fire under... read more
Why parks? Why now?

Why parks? Why now?

Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners, addressed the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on April 15, 2019, about the urgent need for funding to buy park land. This is the text of that address. Dear County Commissions, County Manager and Parks Director, Thank you for allowing me time on the Monday evening public comments agenda to share the reasons that parks are important to building livable communities that attract and serve residents. I am sharing them in... read more
TODAY: NC 49 ‘Superstreet’ meeting at UNC Charlotte

TODAY: NC 49 ‘Superstreet’ meeting at UNC Charlotte

Get details this afternoon at UNC Charlotte about NC plans to transform part of University City Boulevard into a six-lane ”Superstreet”, launch a new roadway to south Charlotte and close the Back Creek Church Road railroad crossing. The meeting will take place 4-7 pm today, April 23, in the Lucas Room at UNC Charlotte’s Cone University Center. The meeting will be held drop-in style, with state staff available to explain the project, answer questions and receive comments. Parking is... read more
33 wineries featured at Wine Fest

33 wineries featured at Wine Fest

You don’t need to know much about wines to enjoy the University City Wine Fest on April 13. However, if you already recognize a particular winery or want to learn more, this list might help The following wineries will be represented at Wine Fest. With more than 100 wines available to try, you should be able to sample multiple wines from a particular winery.   Learn more By the way, Tim Wallace of the Wine Vault chose these wineries. Visit... read more

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