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Beer garden, major industrial and hotel reuse among rezoning proposals

Beer garden, major industrial and hotel reuse among rezoning proposals

Proposals for a massive industrial development, sports-facility expansion and adaptive reuse of an existing hotel are among several rezoning proposals in University City being reviewed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Department. Also being considered: Plans for several hundred multifamily housing units and an amendment to a 2019 rezoning change for more than 400 multifamily units near the University City Blvd. LYNX Station. Hearing dates have not been set for most of the requests. The Charlotte City Council will likely... read more
City OKs 6 communities, retail center, water-treatment plant growth

City OKs 6 communities, retail center, water-treatment plant growth

Updated Feb. 18, 2021 Charlotte City Council approved plans for six multifamily housing communities in University City at its January and February zoning meetings. Other approved developments include a single-family community at Hucks and Browne roads; a rental facility on West WT Harris Blvd. and 145,000 square feet of commercial and retail as part of a major residential development near I-485. Here are details. Petitions approved by City Council on Jan. 19, 2021 712 multifamily and 26 townhomes near... read more
Sign up now for weekly local produce at University City Farmers Market

Sign up now for weekly local produce at University City Farmers Market

The University City Farmers Market returns this spring for its first full season at University Place, and one of our major vendors has an exciting and tasty offer that we hope you can’t refuse: Get 31 weeks of fresh produce from nearly two dozen area farms, packaged and ready for pickup each Saturday morning from late April through November at the University City Farmers Market. The Farm at Dover Vineyards is making this service possible by organizing a CSA... read more
Black-owned businesses helping build University City’s future

Black-owned businesses helping build University City’s future

Check out Black-owned restaurants, shops and services in University City Charlotte Five, an online publication of The Charlotte Observer, recently published a list of more than 100 Black-owned restaurants and other businesses across Charlotte. In honor of Black History Month, we have culled through the full list for those businesses located in University City. We hope you will find both lists helpful. As the Charlotte Five article notes, the pandemic has forced some businesses to close or change their... read more
Here are ways to observe Black History Month – 2021 style

Here are ways to observe Black History Month – 2021 style

Groups across Charlotte and North Carolina aren’t letting a pandemic get in the way of Black History Month, nor will we. In recognition of the achievements and central role of African Americans in American and Charlotte history, we have assembled links to several Charlotte  and NC virtual events, activities and research that you can explore. Events and activities with University City ties “Why we need Africana Studies” – Essay by Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, chair of the Africana Studies Department at... read more
Update on University City Regional Library’s future home

Update on University City Regional Library’s future home

Darlene Heater, Executive Director, University City Partners. I am so proud of your advocacy and support for our library.  The people who will determine the future home of University City Regional Library have heard our community’s concerns. Leaders of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County have communicated they are working through the process of choosing a new location for Mecklenburg County’s second busiest branch that is in the best interest of our community, and that your voices matter in... read more
These Vance High students are dreaming big – They need our help

These Vance High students are dreaming big – They need our help

Just about every part of the high school experience at Vance High has gone virtual or gone away since March 16, 2020, the day that COVID-19 shut the schoolhouse doors across North Carolina. Students haven’t returned to Vance High classrooms for 10 months and counting. In the year of Zoom, Facetime, virtual lessons and televised graduations, faculty member Vikki Harmon and her team of 21 students are determined to give Vance High teens one iconic and lasting memory of... read more
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – January 2021

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – January 2021

January 2021 report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte Centene East Coast HQ leads 2020 business news, says Charlotte Ledger “That’s the huge one,” Ledger Executive Editor Tony Mecia tells WFAE. Total jobs could top 6,000 – biggest jobs announcement in NC history, Mecia says. Centene news also helps NC earn “2020 State of the Year” title from Business Facilities. MORE NOVEL Research Park sells for $69.5 million Charlotte Observer says price is among highest ever... read more

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