¡Buenas! My name is Lilliana Sandoval, I am a rising junior at Davidson College in North Carolina. I am majoring in Environmental Studies on a Natural Science Track and minoring in Latin American Studies. I am Latina, my family is from Nayarit, Mexico, and I am proud to say I am a first-generation college student. I am proud of my culture, and I express it through music and personal style. I have ganas — a willingness to put in the work. When I am not working I enjoy going for a run on the trails or dancing at home. I value family a lot.
If you haven't heard the good news yet, this week City Council approved their budget that includes record-high amounts of funding for projects to support equitable neighborhoods, safer streets for walking and biking, and Vision Zero. Several key bonds will now go on the ballot for 2022, which would provide the following amounts over two years:Read more
2021 is a critical year for Charlotte’s future. How we grow for the next twenty years is being decided as we speak and the decisions being made around the 2040 plan will impact every Charlotte area resident's quality of life for generations to come.Read more
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is taking a look at Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the proposed Lynx Silver Line. TOD is essentially the economic development that occurs adjacent to a high-frequency public transit line--in this case, the Silver Line light rail. For the past year and a half, the Silver Line team has worked to define the Locally Preferred Alternative including station areas. Now, CATS is focusing on planning TOD along the alignment.Read more
There's a lot going on this summer with transportation and land use in Charlotte -- and across our region!
Today we're digging into one of three planning processes that were shared by staff at Monday's City Council Transportation, Planning, and Environment (TPE) Committee meeting. Over the next few weeks, we'll share blog posts about the Connect Beyond regional transit planning process and the Silver Line Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Study. Slides from the TPE meeting presentations on all three topics can be viewed here.
Join us today for the first deep dive as we take a closer look at I-77. Yes, it's an interstate that moves a lot of cars and freight. But it has the potential to do so much more! We're about to go...Beyond 77.Read more
After receiving input from the public and various Charlotte City Council committees, City staff have released a revised version of the Charlotte Future 2040 Plan that they are recommending for adoption by Council.
The public -- that's YOU!-- is invited to submit feedback on this revised draft until June 3rd. The final Council vote on the plan is scheduled for Monday, June 21st.Read more
This Monday night, Charlotte City Council will undertake a critical vote on the Charlotte Future 2040 Plan. The outcome will shape the way that our city grows for decades to come.Read more
Each year we honor local sustainability leaders who are leading the way for a more sustainable future through their work. At this year's Charlotte Sustainability Awards presented by Duke Energy, we honored over 40 incredible nominees at our 2021 virtual event on the evening of April 22nd.
Of those nominees, six were selected by our independent panel of judges as winners, and were presented with beautifully handcrafted custom awards (donated by Carolina Urban Lumber). We also honored the two winners of the 2020 Recycling Excellence award. The day was extra meaningful because it was also Earth Day!
This was the essential issue that Charlotte City Council's Transportation Planning and Environment Committee discussed at a special meeting on Monday, April 19th.Read more