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UNC Charlotte is proud to say, “We’re No. 2!”

UNC Charlotte is proud to say, “We’re No. 2!”

UNC Charlotte sets enrollment record with more than 30,000 students University is now the second-largest institution in the UNC System UNC Charlotte news release Sept. 21, 2020 – UNC Charlotte is larger and more diverse than ever, according to enrollment figures announced on Sept. 21. Our university welcomed approximately 4,000 new first-year students, 2,600 transfer students and 2,400 new graduate students this fall, pushing total enrollment over 30,000 for the first time and making UNC Charlotte the second largest... read more
Tell Charlotte how to improve transportation and our urban forest

Tell Charlotte how to improve transportation and our urban forest

Charlotte is seeking our ideas regarding two major initiatives: Protecting and expanding the city’s tree canopy, and deciding the future of transportation and mobility in Charlotte. In each case, the city invites us to complete an online survey. Here are details: Charlotte Tree Canopy Action Plan Learn about city policies to preserve trees on public and private property and share your ideas for improving those policies. The survey includes three short videos. University City Partners is part of a working... read more
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – September 2020

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – September 2020

September 2020 report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte Crescent Communities redefining creative office space at Escent Research Park Four-story, 159,000 SF Class A creative office community to open in 2021 near I-85 Two large courtyards include indoor and outdoor spaces for collaboration, respite, meetings Light-filled lobby and amenity center offer alternative workspaces for creativity, collaboration Efficient +/- 45,000 SF floor plans with virtually column-free layouts provide flexible interior design Connectivity is key. Crescent is seeking... read more
Crescent Communities redefining creative office space at Escent Research Park

Crescent Communities redefining creative office space at Escent Research Park

Crescent Communities recently celebrated the topping-out of its transformative new office building, Escent Research Park. The four-story, 158,000 square-foot Class A creative office community is set to open in 2021 in University Research Park. Escent Research Park is designed to provide a modern workspace that can help companies inspire, retain and motivate top talent. Among the features that will shape that workspace are: Two large courtyards that include indoor and outdoor spaces for collaboration, respite, meetings. A light-filled double-height... read more
New Farmers Market to open Oct. 3 at University Place

New Farmers Market to open Oct. 3 at University Place

University City Partners announces the opening of University City Farmers Market on Oct. 3 around the lake at The Shoppes at University Place. Shoppers will find fresh local produce, food preparation programs and live entertainment. Open every Saturday in October The Market will open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will include some of Charlotte’s best local farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. “We are delighted to offer a first-class farmers market for... read more
University City Wine Fest to Offer Socially Distanced Activities

University City Wine Fest to Offer Socially Distanced Activities

New This Year: Wine on the Water and a Boutique Dining Experience.  Greystar University City Wine Fest will return this fall at multiple locations around the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. The fourth annual festival will take place from September 16-20 with smaller-scale events. New this year, attendees can experience three additional ways to enjoy wine throughout the festival. Daily events range from sipping wine on the water while paddle boating to a limited capacity dining... read more

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – August 2020

August 2020 report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte Centene buys additional 51.8 acres in University Research Park Electrolux has sold Centene 51.8 acres fronting Claude Freeman Drive and David Taylor Drive Centene now owns 132 acres in research park for future East Coast headquarters First phase to include 770,000 SF office building near Gov. Hunt Road MORE   Three developers seeking rezonings for 149 acres owned by IBM 700-plus apartments, townhomes near University City Blvd... read more

Informal community survey finds strong interest in farmers market, local businesses, greenways

In April and May, we invited University City residents and workers to complete an informal survey about programs and improvements they’d like to see in our community. More than 200 people took part. Here’s what they shared. How well do their responses match what you would say? About the people who responded Of the 209 people who took part, four-fifths say they live in University City, while the remainder say they work here. About half of the residents live... read more

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