Charlotte’s New Zoning Code, Set to Launch in June, Faces Tough Tests
Faced with the challenges and controversies of rapid growth, Charlotte has approved a new comprehensive plan and unified development code in recent years.
Charlotte Area Transit System Gets an Ultimatum: Fill Staffing Gaps or Cease Operations
The Charlotte Area Transit System must fully staff its Rail Operating Control Center or else. It’s only the latest challenge for the city’s troubled light rail transit system.
Charlotte Approves Protections for Housing Voucher Recipients
The city became the first in North Carolina to enact fines for landlords who fail to rent to recipients of federal housing vouchers.
Charlotte Has No Plans To End Parking Minimums
The city’s latest revisions to its Unified Development Ordinance call for expanded parking requirements near residential neighborhoods.
Charlotte Mobility Plan Centers Improved Multimodal Options and Economic Mobility
The city’s newly approved Strategic Mobility Plan highlights the need for better options when it comes to walking, biking, and public transit, setting a goal to reduce driving to half of total trips.
Charlotte To Consider Fines for Housing Voucher Discrimination
A proposed policy would fine landlords who refuse to rent to voucher recipients, calling it “source of income discrimination.”
HOAs Fight Back Against Institutional Investors
A growing number of homeowners associations around the country are using old legal tools to keep institutional investors from buying up, and renting out, the neighborhood.
Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Takes First Step Toward Implementation
The Charlotte City Council has taken the first step toward implementation of the city's new comprehensive plan.
Charlotte Transit Agency Calls for New Sales Tax To Improve Service
The agency's CEO says the system needs more funding to make service improvements and make the shift to an electrified fleet.
Major Development Projects Coming to Charlotte in 2022
Big developments are in the works for Charlotte neighborhoods from Uptown to South End.
New Light Rail Station Coming to Charlotte
A new station will be added to the Lynx Blue Line light rail route in a quickly growing, industrial part of the city.
Charlotte's New, Controversial Comprehensive Plan to End Single-Family Zoning
A tight vote after months of controversy has produced a major zoning reform effort that differs significantly from recent examples on the West Coast and in Minneapolis.
Approved in Charlotte: 104 Residential Units, 6 Parking Spaces
The cost of parking won't be passed down to residents at a newly approved multi-family residential development in Charlotte.
Floridians File Lawsuit to Protect Jacksonville from the GOP
A public nuisance lawsuit filed July 8 aims to ensure that an unsafe indoor mass gathering like President Trump held in Tulsa last month, which reportedly led to coronavirus infections, does not occur during the Republican National Convention.
A First Comprehensive Transit Plan for the Charlotte Region
A massive public transit planning effort is underway in the Charlotte region.
A New 26-Mile Light Rail Line Considered for Charlotte
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) would like to add an ambitious, expensive project to its capital investment plans, but funding the project is more daunting than the last time the system expanded.
High-Speed Rail Connecting Atlanta to Charlotte Studied
The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration recently released a draft study of a plan to link Atlanta and Charlotte via high-speed rail.
Scrutiny for Charlotte Silver Line Light Rail Plan
Cost and economic development considerations supersede mobility considerations in the planning for Charlotte's planned light rail line.
Affordable Housing Tipping Point in Charlotte
Charlotte saw the writing on the wall, and decided to act decisively in addressing its lack of affordable housing options.
Nation's Newest Toll Road Opens in North Carolina
For a small fee, motorists can now bypass a congested arterial road with two dozen traffic lights outside of Charlotte. Built and operated by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, the 18-mile, electronically tolled Monroe Expressway opened Nov. 27.
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