CATS BLE University City Boulevard Parking Garage


As part of the CATS LYNX Blue Line Extension project, Neighboring Concepts completed the design of the University City Boulevard Parking Garage. The building conveniently sits just south of University City Boulevard along N. Tryon Street in the University Area. The 6 story facility accommodates 1,500 parking spaces and feature 13,000 square feet of street level retail along N. Tryon. The design of the building focuses on the pedestrian experience, while providing efficient parking configuration and an effective wayfinding signage system. The structural system is a pre-cast structure accented by brick and glass featuring light-filled curtain walls on the stair towers. In addition, the light rail alignment is reflected on top of perforated metal panels, then rotated and mirrored, providing a playful relief from the repeating structure they sit within.

Project awards

  • ENR Southeast’s 2018 Best Projects – Transit Award of Merit

Location: Charlotte, NC
Project Size: 1,500 spaces | 13,000 SF Retail Space
Services: Architecture, Graphic Design