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Our Guide to fun on the LYNX Blue Line Extension

Our Guide to fun on the LYNX Blue Line Extension

The web is full of articles about having fun along the LYNX Blue Line. In honor of the March 16 first anniversary of our Blue Line Extension, we have compiled a list of articles that will help you explore the LYNX, station by station.   Charlotte Area Transit System Guide To ALL Stations And Park-And-Ride Lots Each station and parking area listing includes a map, photo, list of features, list of connecting CATS bus routes and description of station... read more
LYNX Blue Line Extension videos on the Web

LYNX Blue Line Extension videos on the Web

You can spend days looking at online videos about the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line, posted by casual riders, CATS and several businesses. In honor of the March 16 first anniversary of the LYNX Blue Line Extension, we compiled this list of videos that appealed to us. We hope you enjoy them.   One Year Anniversary Of LYNX Blue Line Extension FOX News offers this brief report on our LYNX line after one year of operation. WATCH   First Day... read more
A ‘Superstreet’ is planned for University City Blvd

A ‘Superstreet’ is planned for University City Blvd

ARTICLE UPDATED MARCH 19, 2019 The state Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on April 23 to share plans to transform 1.2 miles of University City Boulevard into a six-lane “Superstreet” and close the Back Creek Church Road railroad crossing. The meeting will take place 4-7 pm 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... read more
Driver-license office opens in Research Park

Driver-license office opens in Research Park

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles recently opened a driver-license office in University Research Park. DMV now has four offices in Charlotte and one in Huntersville. A part-time mobile unit visits Pineville each Wednesday. The new office is located in an office building at 9711 David Taylor Drive, near Senator Royall Place. “We are excited to open a fourth full-time driver-license office in Charlotte,” said DMV Commissioner Torre J. Jessup. “This new office will increase the capacity for service... read more
Cleaner streets ahead for UCity

Cleaner streets ahead for UCity

University City’s highways will soon receive extra TLC. Starting this spring, University City Partners will pay a contractor to clean up litter along North Tryon Street, W.T. Harris Boulevard and parts of other major roadways within University City’s Municipal Service District. The contractor will also work with property owners to keep grass mowed near the curb. Work crews will focus on North Tryon Street between the I-85 connector and Mallard Creek Church Road; on W.T. Harris Boulevard between University... read more
Urgent-care center to open at Clay parking deck

Urgent-care center to open at Clay parking deck

Atrium Health plans to open an urgent-care center this summer in the parking deck at the Clay Boulevard LYNX Station. The center will meet a growing need for convenient health care in the heart of University City’s light-rail business district, says Bill Leonard, president of Atrium Health University City. “The University City area is growing, and access to walk-in urgent-care service is underserved in our market,” Leonard said. Atrium Health operates more than 30 urgent-care facilities throughout the Charlotte... read more
Here’s the latest on campus building boom

Here’s the latest on campus building boom

UNC Charlotte’s building boom continues to transform the campus of North Carolina’s fastest growing state university. Dozens of projects large and small include the long-awaited new science building (set to open in 2021), a $66 million recreation center and a much-improved campus entrance on North Tryon Street. Among the major projects, the science center, costing $101 million, will replace Burson Hall, built in the 1980s. That building, in turn, is undergoing a major renovation. The $66 million recreation center,... read more
UCity dining hot bites

UCity dining hot bites

Getting hungry? Chew on this! Three UCity restaurants make the list of popular dining spots, says online reservation service nowait.com. The new wrap restaurant Wrapway gets great reviews on Nextdoor.com. Check out these new places near the URP: Bachi at Cochran Commons and Peno Mediterranean Grill at The Arbors. Nowait.com customers like these UCity restaurants Nowait.com makes its bread and butter helping hungry diners get reservations. Recently, local online news site CharlotteFive.com used nowait.com to compile a list of... read more

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