February 2016
Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, located in South Park, is nearing completion. The UDP design team is looking forward to attending the dedication in just a few short months!

December 2015
Urban Design Partners would like to wish our clients a Happy New Year! 2015 has been a great year and we are looking forward to many joint accomplishments in the year to come!
November 2015 – 1st Annual Turkey Buffet
Today we gathered as a company to be thankful and share in a pre-Thanksgiving meal.  Widely considered a training run for the official Thanksgiving, turkey and ham was provided by the partners, and everyone brought in a dish to share.  All the food was delicious, and it was a lot of fun hearing about everyone’s holiday plans.  Thanks to everyone for bringing food and we can’t wait to do this again next year.   

November 2015
UDP was contracted to provide rezoning consultation and civil engineering for the Highland Park Mill redevelopment project.  The mill, whose original structure dates to 1891, is located just outside the Uptown loop and along the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line.  It is being converted into approximately 120k sf of office space and 60k sf of retail and restaurant uses.  Historic portions of the mill are being restored, while newer portions will be peeled back to reveal the original structure.

September 2015
Landscape installation has begun at Trilogy Lake Norman and we are all looking forward to seeing the first blooms this coming Spring!

July 2015
Waxhaw Events Campus’ rezoning request was unanimously approved by the Town of Waxhaw, NC, Town Board.  The project will be a welcome addition to the small town, offering a beautiful campus for weddings, conferences, and other events, along with a full service restaurant, amid a stunning wooded setting along Twelve Mile Creek.

June 2015
Urban Design Partners was contracted to provide Landscape Architectural design and civil engineering services for the Elevation Church Matthews Campus.  Design will begin with a campus master plan highlighting various improvements around the site, which will include new parking and pedestrian layout, entry monument signage, outdoor lounges, plazas, and enhanced plantings.  These improvements will mark the transformation of an old 80’s era shopping center into the main campus and administrative offices of a popular and growing religious institution.
June 2015 – UDP goes to the ballpark!
June 19, 2015 Our annual summer outing took us uptown to watch some baseball.   It was a hot day, but a fun time was had when the Charlotte Knights beat the Indianapolis Indians 3-0.  Thanks to everyone for coming out!

May 2015 – We added the 10th person to the Urban Design team
We passed the 10 person mark with the hiring of Miller Snyder this May.  He is a landscape designer and went to Clemson University.  Welcome to the team!

June 12, 2014 – Paul Pennell is a Dad!
Paul and his wife Stacy welcomed their daughter Gray today. Congratulations!

May 2012 – Stormwater, now you see it.
Currently under development in the eclectic Charlotte neighborhood of NoDa is the new Studio Six townhome residential development. UDP is providing Civil and LA design services for this boutique urban infill project. A major design feature includes diverting rainwater runoff to pass through a series of interesting landscape features and a vegetated swale prior to making its way to a local creek tributary, bringing stormwater to the forefront of the project.

April 2012 – Urban Design Partners welcomes its newest team member.
Paul Pennell has joined the UDP team as the Director of Business Development. Paul, a Landscape Architect with 10 years of experience, will be focusing on nurturing past UDP relationships, promoting the UDP brand, and introducing prospective clients to the dedicated and talented Urban Design Partners team.

January 26, 2012 – Chip Cannon is a dad!
Chip Cannon, a Landscape Architect and Partner with UDP, became a dad this January. Chip and his wife Elizabeth welcomed their 7lbs 12oz daughter, Millie, into the world. Congratulations!

December 2011 - Siemens plans corporate recreation facility.
Teamed with Insight Architects, Urban Design Partners is master planning and providing construction documents for a three phase recreational facility including soccer and softball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, an open air multi-use pavilion, indoor recreational building, and additional parking at the Siemens Energy facility in West Charlotte. Construction on the initial phase will begin in the second half of 2012 and the phased project is expected to continue through the coming years.

July 2011 – UDP provides landscape architectural services for the new Charlotte Douglas International Airport Hourly and Rental Car Parking Deck.
Urban Design Partners teamed with LS3P Associates to provide landscape architectural services for a new seven level parking deck located at the main terminal of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The first phase of the new deck is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in 2013. Additional phases will be completed into 2014.

December 2010 – Carolina Convenience.
QuikTrip, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based convenience store, is expanding into the Carolinas. Urban Design Partners is working closely with the QT development team to provide full site development documentation for the new stores. From the UDP team, we would like to offer QuikTrip a warm welcome to Charlotte and the Carolinas.


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