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SouthPark redevelopment approved (access required)

SouthPark from Sharon Road

The Charlotte City Council on Tuesday approved several rezoning petitions for mixed-use projects in Charlotte, including a 27-acre project in SouthPark slated to include workforce housing and smaller projects in NoDa and Optimist Park. The council also gave the go-ahead ...

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I-77 toll-lane battle heats up (access required)

Regional transportation officials are expected to vote Jan. 20 on whether to continue pursuing a toll-lane project on Interstate 77, which has generating substantial opposition. Preliminary work has begun along the 26-mile span, including the placement of barriers along the interior portion of the road, where the new lanes will be built. Photo by Mark Abramson

While the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization could waylay plans for the construction of toll roads on a 26-mile stretch of Interstate 77, such a move would have immense implications for other road projects in the region. That’s according to ...

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