Monthly Archives: March 2017

Increasing Workforce and Affordable Housing in Charlotte Recommendations for Public and Private Sector Action


ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing recently released a report that provides recommendations for increasing the supply of workforce and affordable housing in Charlotte, North Carolina. The recommendations were developed by the staff of the Terwilliger Center and a panel consisting of a group the Center’s national advisory board members.  Recommendations outlined include: Bring new public and private resources to bear on creating supply. Create new and consistent incentives for mixed-income development. Maximize mixed-income development through public real estate. Ensure preservation of existing workforce and affordable units. Use zoning and land … Read More

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Two Members Accepted to the Product Council Exchange

Gift Packed Congratulations Birthday Bow

Congratulations to Amanda Gardner of New Forum and John Scott Trotter of Charter Properties, for being accepted to the ULI District Council/Product Council Exchange program.  By invitation only, this program offers a one-time opportunity for emerging leader members who have sufficient professional experience and are active in the District Council system to attend a Product Council reception/dinner and meeting at the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle, WA.  We look forward to hearing about your experience.

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RECAP – CoffeeTalk: The Intersection of Food and Real Estate


Trends: Breweries – surprisingly Charlotte has more than Oregon. About 27 in operation in Charlotte with 20 more planned.  This is leading to craft distilleries, which doesn’t take as much as space Restaurant-owned gardens and farms – farm to table Demographics – higher percentage of millennials in Charlotte (compared to National and State averages).  They dine out frequently, want the experience, eat fast food (even though they don’t adminit it), want a visual experience with their food (post to snap chat) Natural ingredients Agri-hoods – food can drive change; experiential retail … Read More

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients selected for the Carolinas’ Meeting on March 23-24 in Charlotte, NC.   Public Sector Scholarship Recipients (support provided by ULI Charlotte, ULI South Carolina and ULI Triangle) Charles Drayton City of North Charleston Charleston, SC Katie McKain, AICP City of Charleston Charleston, SC Richard Thurmond Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte, NC   Young Leader Scholarship Recipients (support provided by ULI Charlotte through support from the Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte) Matt Brooks Capital Bank Raleigh, NC Kristin Vinesett LMC, A Lennar Company Charlotte, … Read More

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