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Charlotte Regional Realtor Association shines light on Brightwalk

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Housing Opportunity Foundation wants to show off the Brightwalk neighborhood.

So, on Thursday, using a $5,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Program, CRRA will throw a party — Brightwalk, the Neighborhood Experience — which will be free and open to the public.

The idea is to inform the public about the attributes of affordable housing, which “too often has a stigma associated with it,” CRRA spokeswoman Kim Walker said.

Brightwalk is a $125 million public-private effort to build a mixed-income neighborhood in the old Double Oaks section of north Charlotte. Plans call for the project to have up to 1,000 housing units on 98 acres.

Walker described the Thursday event — co-sponsored by Standard Pacific Homes, which is developing Brightwalk, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership — as “informational.”

The event, which includes lunch, will bring together developers, real estate agents and city and county officials to talk about affordable-housing efforts in Brightwalk and elsewhere in the city, Walker said.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1604 Woodward Ave. in Charlotte. For more information, go to carolinahome.com.

Tony Brown can be reached at tony.brown@mecktimes.com, (704) 247-2912 or on Twitter at @tonymecktimes.

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