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City Council puts $12M toward Phase 2 of streetcar (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The contentious streetcar project, which Mayor Patrick Cannon said has now been in front of four mayors, last night got a boost when the City Council approved spending $12 million to advance the design of the $126 million ...

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CATS to hold public meetings for Blue Line Extension (access required)

CHARLOTTE – City transportation and planning agencies will hold a community workshop concerning the Lynx Blue Line Extension from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Oasis Shriners Center, 604 Doug Mayes Place in the University Area. The Charlotte Area ...

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CATS to hold two public workshops for BLE planning (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Area Transit System will hold two workshops, open to the public, to help develop transit station area plans for the northernmost stations of the Lynx Blue Line Extension of the city’s light rail line. The meetings ...

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City Council approves changes to Brooklyn Village agreement (access required)

CHARLOTTE – City Council members on Monday night wasted no time in approving changes to the interlocal agreement on Brooklyn Village, with a motion to approve and a second before Mayor Patsy Kinsey could even finish reading the agenda item. ...

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City needs rezoning for planned light rail Park-and-Ride station (access required)

City needs rezoning for planned light rail Park-and-Ride station <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.

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