Rezoning: The Charlotte City Council will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. June 17 on the Arden Group’s request to rezone about 39 acres for an auto mall near the Belgate shopping center. The parcel would have space for five auto dealerships. The meeting is at the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St
New pathway: On May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved building a 10-foot-wide concrete path on University City Boulevard. The path will extend from Broadrick Boulevard to John Kirk Drive to East Mallard Creek Church Road. Construction will begin this summer around UNC Charlotte, so the first segment can accommodate students in the fall. The project is expected to be complete by mid-2014.
New bus route: The Charlotte Area Transit System has added a new bus route to University City. The Harrisburg Road Express will serve Harrisburg Road via Albemarle Road. It will operate from uptown to a new station at Cambridge Commons Shopping Center, off Harrisburg Road near Interstate 485. Service will also be provided to the Albemarle Road park-and-ride lot near W.T. Harris Boulevard. Service will operate every 30 minutes weekday mornings and evenings.
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New vice chancellor: Michael Carlin has been named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at UNCC. He comes from the University of Maryland and will begin July 16. He has 15 years of information technology experience in higher education.
Fundraiser: Charlotte nonprofit Communities In Schools invites everyone to its annual fundraiser, Dine Out for Kids, June 18 at 87 local restaurants. Mention Communities In Schools to staff when dining in one of the listed restaurants, and part of the sales will go to the nonprofit that helps students in low-income schools to graduate high school. The restaurants are listed at www.cischarlotte.org.