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40 acres and a mall (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A 40-acre piece of land in a desirable location in the University area – close to both an interstate and future public transportation – is to become an auto mall following a unanimous City Council rezoning decision Monday ...

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City wants subsidized housing in transit corridors, but developers haven’t responded (access required)

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In 2001, the city made a policy suggesting that of all apartment units within a half mile – walking distance – of public transit stations, 20 percent should be subsidized and available to those making no more than 60 percent of the area median income. But in the years since the light rail began stopping at the four main stations in South End – Bland Street, Carson Street, East/West and New Bern – developers haven’t lived up to the city’s hope.

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More than a train stop (access required)

The decision by the Metropolitan Transit Commission and the Charlotte Area Transit System to scale back the planned Lynx Blue Line Extension has Noel Smith concerned. President of North End Development Partners, an economic development advocacy group for the North ...

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Lack of funds leaves streetcar idling (access required)

When the city of Charlotte won a $25 million federal Urban Circulator Grant to build a starter streetcar line through uptown, from Time Warner Cable Arena to Presbyterian Hospital, supporters touted the 1 1/2-mile section as an important step toward ...

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End of the line? (access required)

As Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. and North Carolina House of Representatives and the state Senate, it’s not known what the political changes will mean for major transit projects in the Charlotte region. Some hear squealing brakes. For ...

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