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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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Renovations, move-ins complete at Circle University City

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Renovations, move-ins complete at Circle University City

After forcing residents to move out with two weeks left in their leases this summer, Circle University City completed necessary renovations for students to move in for the fall semester. In a letter sent to residents May 26, Circle University City management said, “We conducted an investigation of all buildings and determined that certain modifications […]

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Construction projects abound

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Construction projects abound

It is nearly impossible to go anywhere on campus without running into some kind of construction project; whether it is for the roads or new buildings, construction litters the campus. Capital Projects has been hard at work this summer with multiple construction projects that equal roughly $70 million. Many of the projects stayed on track […]

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Student Union Parking Deck closed for maintenance

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Student Union Parking Deck closed for maintenance

Over the course of several days, the Student Union Parking Deck will be closed for maintenance in order to improve the lighting and visibility within the parking deck. Construction workers will be staining the ceilings of the parking deck to make these improvements. This process will also take place over the course of two phases. […]

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Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

| May 27, 2015 | 9 Comments
Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

On May 27, residents of Circle University City Apartments were informed through a building-wide email that they would have to move out of their apartments within a week’s time. The email notified residents that they would have to be moved out of their apartment units by June 2. Renovations of the buildings floors will take […]

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On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

Photos by Varun Joshi. UNC Charlotte Facilities Management Department is working on many different campus construction projects to alleviate both pedestrian and automobile congestion around campus. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working on the south entrance of campus at the intersection of University City Boulevard (Highway 49) and Cameron Boulevard.  This project will […]

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