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State gives go-ahead for Monroe Bypass construction (access required)

The Monroe Bypass would run roughly parallel to U.S. 74 from near Interstate 485 to Wingate, providing a high-speed alternative to
the congested U.S. 74 in Monroe.

Environmental groups that are suing state and federal transportation agencies over the proposed construction of the Monroe Bypass have asked a federal judge to halt any new work on the project until the lawsuit is settled. The Southern Environmental Law ...

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City proposes a more detailed plan for Eastland Mall property (access required)

A site plan for the former Eastland Mall property was presented to the city’s Economic Development and Global Competitiveness Committee on Thursday afternoon. The plan included a 22-acre park along Central Avenue, a K-8 magnet school on the northeast corner of the site and commercial structures north of the park that would include a variety of uses, such as multifamily, retail and office.

CHARLOTTE — The city hopes to turn the former Eastland Mall site into a transit-oriented, mixed-use hub that will suite both public and private interests. A concept for the site, which was presented to the city’s Economic Development and Global ...

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