Monthly Archives: March 2016

WLI: What’s Happening Now

Since the launch of WLI in 2013, ULI Charlotte has provided special programming for women in ULI and have seen an increase in participation in leadership and on committees. We are thrilled to see the increased numbers of ULI female members getting involved. We must be doing something right, but if you have some ideas, please share them. Upcoming Activities With a successful symposium in January on The Changing Workplace, the WLI committee has been busy pulling together additional programs and activities. We want to offer education, networking and community … Read More

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Spring Meeting Review

Highlights from the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia – lessons learned from industry leaders and beyond; and real results from real projects. The Spring Meeting Review breakfast will feature a panel of ULI members who attended the scheduled for April 19-21 in Philadelphia, PA. Moderator: Lat W. Purser, Lat Purser and Associates Panelists: Rachel Russell, Grubb Properties; Ambrose Dittloff, Carocon; Alan Aschenbrenner, Cambridge Holdings, Inc. ULI Members can register for $20 until April 28th. On or after April 29th, registration increases to $25. Non-members now have the opportunity to “Join … Read More

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Welcome New Members!

On Tuesday, March 29, ULI Charlotte’s Membership Committee hosted a new member orientation to familiarize everyone with the ins-and-outs of ULI.  Welcome to the new ULI Charlotte Members that have joined since January, 2016: Marié Anderson, Bank of America | Connor Atkinson, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. | Bradley Bartholomew, Odell Associates Inc. | Evan Bass, Moore & Van Allen PLLC | Tripp Beacham, BB+M Architecture | Ryan Beaver, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Danielle Bleier, Miller Valentine Group | Benjamin Collins, Crescent Communities | Bridget Dixon, Moore & Van … Read More

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ULI on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks

Growth is everywhere in Charlotte and nowhere is more apparent than in the SouthPark area. It has long been said that SouthPark will inevitably be like Atlanta’s Buckhead. Built on what was farmland a generation or two ago, the area is now facing big city problems, congestion, new office towers and hundreds of apartment units. The Urban Land Institute was asked to dig into the challenges facing SouthPark and we hear what they found. Host:  Mike Collins – WFAE.  Guests:  Kenny Smith – Charlotte City Council, District 6 | Ely Portillo … Read More

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ULI Women Leaders Provide Technical Assistance

As part of the WLI partnership with Habitat for Humanity, women members are working with the Reid Park Neighborhood to provide expertise on specific land use challenges.  This is part of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel program, but uniquely reaching out with an all-star female panel of member experts to assist the community.  Another way our ULI women members are sharing their expertise and helping our community thrive.

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WLI and Habitat’s Women Build

ULI Charlotte’s WLI has an Adopt-a-Day as part of the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.  Four homes in the Charlotte area will be built by women only. ULI is doing our part on June 16 and we need your participation.  DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2016 SHIFTS: AM – 8:30-11:30am, PM – 12:30-4pm You can select a ½ day of service or participate all day (just sign up for 2 shifts) AVAILABILITY: There are only 12 volunteer spots per shift so commit early WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? Trim-work. Tools and training will be available onsite … Read More

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Recapping the ULI Carolinas’ Meeting

By all accounts, the Third Annual Carolinas’ Meeting was a great success. With 600+ attendees, this was the most well-attended and well-funded Carolinas’ Meeting to date. With its rich content, dynamic speakers, engaging programs, and ample networking opportunities, the Carolinas’ Meeting has, without question, raised the bar for regional real estate and land use conferences. With the theme of the “Emergence of the 18-hour City,” the meeting explored factors that are fueling innovation, investment and economic growth. The mood was optimistic. Second and third tier cities across the country and … Read More

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WLI: Discovering the Rail Trail

Learn about Charlotte’s new Rail Trail and nearby developments, in a fun and engaging scavenger hunt.  Charlotte’s Rail Trail will be a vibrant public park that winds through the very heart of our city, where the unexpected can be found around every bend. The 3.3 mile trail will connect communities and knit together neighborhoods from Sedgefield, Southside Park, Brookhill, Dilworth, Wilmore, and South End to Uptown. The Rail Trail will become the place to discover cafés and bars, explore galleries, see artists at work, stumble upon an impromptu concert, stroll with your … Read More

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Advisory Service Panel Offers Recommendations for SouthPark

At a presentation in the Charlotte City Council Chambers, the ULI National Advisory Panel offered recommendations to the City, County and Corporate sponsors about making SouthPark a thriving community.  They suggest “If you design a place for cars, you will get more cars.  If you design for people, you get more people.”  SouthPark needs to embrace walkability, connectivity and stitching it together with great public places.  Public private partnerships should be considered for SouthPark – while we have done them in other areas of the City, we have not in … Read More

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South Park Advisory Panel Report Sessions

Learn the findings of a ULI Advisory Panel study of the South Park Area on Friday, March 18 in City Council Chambers. The goals of the week-long program is to work with the City, business and community stakeholders, neighborhood leadership and other organizations to address the opportunities and challenges in the area. Get involved prior to the final session – provide feedback on the opportunities and challenges facing the SouthPark area to help inform the Panel’s work on this survey! Hear the expert panelists findings on Friday, March 18 at … Read More

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