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Our University City Home

by Thom on July 22, 2015

As Schneider Geomatics celebrates its 10th year in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have settled into our new office at The University Executive Park in an area of Charlotte referred to as “University City”.  This new location puts us in the middle of some of the most exciting development in North Carolina. 

Our office sits within walking distance of the planned McCullough station of the Lynx Blue Line Extension. This extension will connect uptown Charlotte to the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. With the dramatic redevelopment of properties along the southern spur of the light rail, we should expect and are seeing similar investments.  Properties along the 9.3 mile extension are already being improved, purchased, or redeveloped in anticipation of the start of service in 2017.

Schneider Geomatics has been involved in several projects on the UNCC campus in the last few years and this growth continues. In 2014, North Carolina’s governor signed a bill allowing UNCC to raise another $129 million for future capital improvement projects. Several residential hall projects are currently under construction and more academic building projects are in design. With the associated infrastructure improvements, a growing student body (now over 27,000 students), and an emphasis on research and data management, UNCC is a hot bed for growth. 

In the last few months, we have also seen the completion of the final quarter of the I-485 loop. This final section links interstates 77 and 85 and completes the 67 mile loop around Charlotte. The widening of I-85, from just south of Concord Mills Boulevard at Exit 49 to north of N.C. 73 at Exit 55 in Cabarrus County was also completed this spring.  The added lanes and connectivity has opened up new opportunities on the north side. 

We have seen an increase in interest in projects in the neighboring communities of Huntersville, Concord, and Harrisburg. Harrisburg alone has approved the preliminary designs of two new housing developments totaling 700 new units. Old projects that were shelved during the recession have been dusted off and many of them are under construction or being redesigned by new developers. 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has increased its construction of new and replacement schools, including the Newell Elementary replacement project that Schneider Geomatics has been providing construction staking services for since late last year. The new 88,147 sqft facility will serve 800 students.

Schneider Geomatic’s Charlotte office is situated in an excellent location to serve the growth expected in the Charlotte region. Our experienced and professional staff are ready for your call.