Helpful Resources 2017-02-28T16:37:00+00:00

We’re so excited you have decided to join us for our 2017 Envision America Workshop. To help you plan and enjoy your visit, we have put together a few useful resources below including Parking Pass information.

Conference Location

UNCC Center City, 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 2820

Parking Passes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PARKING PASSES: In order to receive complimentary parking, participants MUST PRINT THEIR PERMIT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. We will not have a way of printing permits at Center City. Also, please note that all information on the temporary permit must be filled in and match the vehicle driven. *You must print a separate permit for each day you will need one.

Where to Stay

Holiday Inn – City Center

Address: 230 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 335-5400
Website: Holiday Inn – City Center 

Aloft Charlotte Uptown

Address: 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 333-1999
Website: Aloft Charlotte Uptown

The Dunhill Hotel

Address: 237 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 332-4141
Website: The Dunhill Hotel

Getting Around


From the airport, participants can take bus line 5 to about 2 minutes from the hotel for $2.20.

Crown Cab

Crown Cab has been servicing Charlotte for almost 30 years, making this company a great trusted resource.

Address: 1541 St George St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 334-6666
Website: Crown Cab


There are many Uber drivers available around the Uptown location. Fire up the Uber App available for Apple/iOS and Android devices and you’ll be good to go.

Website: Uber

Eat and Relax

7th Street Public Market

From coffee and smoothies to pizza and sushi, the 7th Street Market offers everything your taste buds could be craving. 7th Street Public Market’s mission is to celebrate the food culture of the Carolinas and promote local and regional farmers, food artisans and entrepreneurs.

Walking Distance to Workshop: 5 mins, 0.2 miles

Address: 224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 230-4346
Website: 7th Street Public Market

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café Uptown

As one of Charlotte’s yummiest stops, Amelies offers steamy coffee, hearty sandwiches and french-inspired macaroons that will knock your beret off. By the way, they’ve sold over 1 million (and counting) of their famous Salted Caramel Brownies, so those are worth a try as well!

Walking Distance to Workshop: 6 mins, 1 mile

Address: 380 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 899-0088
Website: Amélie’s French Bakery & Café Uptown

Mert’s Heart & Soul

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins’ and Dives, this Uptown restaurant offers some of the South’s most traditional and decadent dishes. However, Mert’s distinguishes itself from just traditional Soul Food restaurants by offering Low Country and Gullah-inspired dishes such as shrimp and grits, Charleston red rice, and award-winning macaroni and cheese.

Walking Distance to Workshop: 9 mins, 0.4 mile

Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 342-4222
Website: Mert’s Heart & Soul