Several local governments in the N.C. Piedmont are considering moving offices out of downtown. Those plans worry downtown development officials and business owners, who fear foot traffic - and downtown vitality - will be lost.
It was back-to-school week last week at UNC Charlotte, the 1,000-acre campus that sits in the heart of University City, an area that - if it were a separate municipality - would be North Carolina's sixth largest city. What challenges is it facing?
With the final leg of I-485 almost finished, residents near the Prosperity Church Road interchange are bracing for growth. That's where a 1999 plan calls for an “urban village” of compact streets and walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. But will the growth really follow that plan?
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