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New owners have big plans for Innovation Park

New owners have big plans for Innovation Park

Innovation Park, the largest office complex in University Research Park, has new owners with ambitious plans that include more offices, housing, shopping and more. Partners Group and Accesso Partners recently purchased the sprawling former IBM manufacturing facility and 200 acres of property for $270 million. The new owners are developing plans that could nearly double the amount of office space, plus add up to 1,000 apartments, retails pace and a hotel, the Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal report.... read more
Charlotte Kids Fest 2019 was a blast!

Charlotte Kids Fest 2019 was a blast!

Charlotte Kids Fest 2019 is over but definitely not forgotten by the more than 6,000 youngsters and adults who enjoyed the fun and activities at UNC Charlotte on Oct. 5. The idea behind Charlotte Kids Fest is to help younger children learn about science, technology, engineering and Math and have fun at the same time. The UNC Charlotte campus was an ideal setting such a stimulating event. Kids Fest took place near the North Tryon Street entrance, with themed... read more
University City is full of fall fun!

University City is full of fall fun!

October is a great time for all ages to have fun in University City. Youngsters can get wild at Creepy Crawly Critter-ween in Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. Little ones will love the library’s Fall Festival Storytime. Adults can savor a belated Oktoberfest at the Wine Vault, or toast Halloween at the Wine Vault and Armored Cow Brewing. Here are the details:   Creepy Crawly Critterween 5-8:30 pm Oct. 25 at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road. Directions... read more
UNC Charlotte in the news

UNC Charlotte in the news

UNC Charlotte starts the 2019-2020 school year with impressive numbers, a new leader for Big Data work, and several construction projects including the $101 million Science Building. Campus construction report The Recreation Center and and Science Building go up; Moore Hall comes down. And that’s not all. MORE Winning numbers UNC Charlotte released this report on student enrollment, achievement and other numbers (and the numbers look good!). MORE Helping harness big data Meet Doug Hague, the new leader who... read more
Hiring fair Sept. 24-25 for 100s of positions

Hiring fair Sept. 24-25 for 100s of positions

Chime Solutions, a rapidly expanding support center/call center company with offices in University City, will have a hiring fair Sept. 24-25. Chime is looking to hire 400 people for their first training cohort that will begin in early October. Over time, Chime plans on hiring 1,000 employees for its Charlotte operation.   About the hiring fair and positions available Charlotte’s Economic Development Department is working with Chime Solutions to find new employees. Chime Solutions says it seeks “energetic, customer... read more
Fall fun for all in University City

Fall fun for all in University City

Good times abound in University City,especially in the next month! Here’s a look at our biggest autumn events, plus several smaller events as well.   Charlotte Kids Fest celebrates imagination, creativity and learning 11 am-4 pm Oct. 5 on Robert D. Snyder Road at UNC Charlotte University City comes alive for kids and kids-at-heart with this free celebration of imagination, creativity and learning – appropriately held on the UNC Charlotte campus. Dozens of learning activities, many of them led... read more
Coming soon in University City

Coming soon in University City

New retail, dining, apartment homes and a police station are coming soon to University City. Here are the details.   City approves $9.5 million to build new University City police station The future home of the University City Police Division took a big step forward in August, when Charlotte City Council approved spending more than $9.5 million for its construction. The new building will be at 8452 N. Tryon Street at Ken Hoffman Drive, within a quarter mile of... read more
So much music – so little time!

So much music – so little time!

The next month is flush with great music in University City. Performances from jazz to classical will draw crowds to our popular music venues. Many performances are free. Some are sponsored by us! Here are the details.    Free fall concerts at Shoppes at University Place 6-9 pm every Thursday in September, lakeside at the bridge at University Place. Enjoy sweet music from popular regional performers as well as a stroll around the lake and beverages dinners and desserts at... read more

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