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UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

| April 9, 2018
UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

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Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

| February 20, 2018
Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

Changes will be coming to campus next spring, as part the university’s master plan. The long-term plan, which was developed by facilities management, the Office of the Chancellor and other leaders on campus, highlights major multi-million dollar projects that will improve the campus over the next decade or so. Part of that master plan included […]

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A new Belk Plaza

| February 19, 2018
A new Belk Plaza

In the Belk Tower’s 45 years, it saw free speech in the form of protests, students breaking out into flash mobs and vigils for live’s lost. In December 2015, the Belk Tower’s legacy ended when it was dismantled due to structural damage and potential safety concerns. This month, construction fences went up where the tower […]

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Countdown to the light rail

| February 13, 2018
Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

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Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

| February 5, 2018
Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

The towers which helped lay the foundation of South Village will be demolished in the years to come. Moore Hall, after exactly 49 years of towering over the Charlotte campus, will close for demolition at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester. Sanford Hall will be open for the entire 2018-19 academic year, but demolished […]

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Campus Construction Update

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Campus Construction Update

One of the first things people notice about the university is all the construction. Our campus is in the middle of a major facelift, with many new facilities and renovations to be completed in the next few years. One of the biggest projects is the construction of a $63.5 million dollar Health and Wellness Center, […]

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Light rail almost ready to ride

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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Senate update: discussion of construction, traffic

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senate update: discussion of construction, traffic

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Sept. 29 and were joined by Director of Facilities Planning, Chris Gilbert, who discussed construction projects for next year and traffic alleviation with the senate. Guest Speaker- facilities management Gilbert spoke to the senate about the extensive list of changes the University will […]

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Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

  Charlotte design and architecture firm LandDesign hosted the first of three public forums in the Cone University Center Lucas Room Feb. 8 to commence community input on the future of Belk Plaza. Several UNC Charlotte architecture and urban design students, as well as members of the Student Government Association, volunteered to help set up […]

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Belk Plaza planning open to community

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Belk Plaza planning open to community

“The UNC Charlotte community is invited to participate in the planning for the new Belk Plaza,” University Communication wrote in a letter electronically sent Monday. According to the email, forums will be held for the public to “solicit input about the design of the space.” In an article published by Inside UNC Charlotte, the forums […]

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Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

As students returned to UNC Charlotte to find an empty Belk Plaza where the Belk Tower once stood, pictures and sketches of a possible replacement tower surfaced online. The creator of the pictures; however, says the pictures were only to estimate costs if the university chose to build another tower and they are not a […]

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After nearly 2 years, Belk Gym opens its unfinished doors to students

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
After nearly 2 years, Belk Gym opens its unfinished doors to students

After roughly two years of construction, the newly renovated Belk Gym finally opens its doors to students Nov. 16. This is a soft opening for the gym and there is still a lot of work to be done until it is completely finished, but students have shown their support in getting Belk Gym open this […]

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Students fight Belk Tower demolition

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Students fight Belk Tower demolition

Construction fences now surround the UNC Charlotte Belk Tower as the university prepares to demolish it over winter break, but students are not letting the tower go without a fight. This comes after Chancellor Phillip Dubois announced earlier this month that the tower had structural issues and that it posed a potential safety hazard. Sophomore […]

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Belk Tower to be dismantled

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Belk Tower to be dismantled

In a letter released to the UNC Charlotte community today, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois announced that the Belk Tower will be dismantled over holiday break in December. Dubois said that engineers and university personnel suggest that there are significant structural issues and deterioration within the tower. “Although the Tower is not an immediate risk […]

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