PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Action On Transit Funding Could Transform Economic Opportunity In North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Charlotte, NC (July 28, 2021) - A new report released today by the Alliance for a Just Society shows that if Congress acts this summer to fully fund public transit — including operational funds — North Carolina would see significant economic and environmental benefits. Continue reading

Why Charlotte Desperately Needs Mobility Transformation To Survive

Charlotte Stories shared Sustain Charlotte's recent statement about the importance of investing in the Transformational Mobility Network.  "Expeditious development of the Transformational Mobility Network (TMN) – with interconnected mobility options to serve everyone – is essential to a strong and sustainable future for the Charlotte area." Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: City Council Adopts Policy to End Exclusionary Single-Family Zoning in New Comprehensive Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Charlotte, NC (June 29, 2021) - At the Charlotte City Council meeting on June 21 in a 6-5 vote, Council approved the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Policy. By doing so, Charlotte became the first city in the South and one of the largest cities in the nation to take such a decisive step towards ending exclusionary single-family zoning. Continue reading

Back to Work Conundrum: Where to Park?

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's Ely Portillo wrote about how workers returning to in-person are handling the parking situation.  Continue reading

In An Unusual Dispute, Two Charlotte Leaders At Odds Over 2040 Plan

WFAE reporter Steve Harrison covered the memos exchanged between key city staff just weeks before the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is up for a vote by City Council.  Continue reading

Scoop: Memo shows top city staff at odds over Comprehensive Plan

Axios reporters Michael Graff and Katie Peralta Soloff wrote about an exchange of memos between assistant city managers Tracy Dodson and Taiwo Jaiyeoba on the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  Continue reading

Memo reveals Charlotte economic development director's big concerns with 2040 plan

Charlotte Business Journal's Ashley Fahey reported on two of Charlotte's top-ranked staff members recently exchanging detailed notes about outstanding concerns over the 2040 comprehensive plan. Continue reading

Are Bus-Only Lanes A Key Part Of Charlotte's Transit Future?

Ely Portillo from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute explained why CATS is studying high-traffic bus corridors to improve transit service.  Continue reading

Charlotte council proposed a progressive housing policy, but opponents want to nix it

The Charlotte Observer's Danielle Chemtob covered the attempt by some to strip the policy from the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan that would legalize building houses for 2, 3, or 4 families. Continue reading

Planning our city's future: What does it mean for biking, walking, running in Charlotte?

CharlotteFive's editor Melissa Oyler shares her personal experience with trying to get around Charlotte without a car as well as details on the upcoming City Council vote on its 2022 budget which includes record money for bicycle, pedestrian and street safety infrastructure. These details were compiled and shared by Sustain Charlotte.   Continue reading