UNIVERSITY CITY AREA
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The idea of creating a “University City” in northeast Charlotte was conceived in the late 1960s, a time when most eyes were on newly developing areas to the south and east of Charlotte’s urban core. As envisioned by its pioneering planners and advocates, University City would become a magnet for growth, including the development of the multi-acre University Research Park and a uniquely designed mixed use “town center” that would be accessible to both the Research Park and UNC Charlotte. Local planners saw the development of University City as an opportunity to help counterbalance the fast-paced growth occurring in south Charlotte, which was clearly outstripping that area’s infrastructure of roads and utilities. It was also an opportunity to assemble large tracts of land and do a master plan to guide the anticipated growth.