The Most Interesting Street in Charlotte – Central Ave

Civic By Design: “The Most Interesting Street in Charlotte” Tuesday October 11, 5:30pm – 7pm FREE At Midwood International Cultural Center, 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte 28205 What do Family Dollar, novelist Carson McCullers (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), evangelist Billy … Continue reading


Eastland Areas Strategies Team (EAST) Position on Development at Eastland Mall Site

The letter below from the leadership of the Eastland Area Strategies Team (EAST) was sent to community leaders and stakeholders in December 2015 regarding planned re-development at Eastland Mall. As co-chairs of the Eastland Area Strategies Team (EAST), we find the … Continue reading

Work Stops on Independence Widening Project Pending Issues with NCDOT

Multiple media outlets have reported on the recent work stoppage on the Independence Boulevard widening project. A disagreement on payment between NCDOT and the contractor seem to be the root of the issue. Read the full story at the Charlotte … Continue reading

East Charlotte is Hottest of the Hot Charlotte Real Estate Market

Today (12/2/2015) CNN Money published a list of the 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2016 – and Charlotte is among them. They say: Charlotte’s labor market is improving, and that’s good news for its housing market. The financial industry is … Continue reading

See something? Say Something! Use 311 to Report Non-Emergency Concerns

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are at your service through the 311 system. If you have a concern about a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood, 311 can help connect you to the right City or County department. Simply … Continue reading

Gas Prices in East Charlotte

Before you head out the door to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, check out this gas price heat map. Prices in East Charlotte are a little higher than Charlotte overall. I wonder why that is… Be safe, friends! … Continue reading

Eastland Area Languishes Again this Holiday Season

I moved to the Windsor Park neighborhood in East Charlotte in 2008. At that time, the whole city was in the heady days of what we now consider a real estate bubble before The Great Recession. The first leg of … Continue reading

The Charlotte Post Recaps CATS JCSU CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Meeting

The Charlotte Post covered the recent CATS JCSU CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Meeting. In preparation for Phase 2 of the popular CityLynx Gold Line, Charlotte Area Transit System officials are meeting neighbors in east and west Charlotte to discuss the project’s progress. A … Continue reading

Retail Returns to Independence Boulevard in East Charlotte

One of the selling points for any retail site is the about of car traffic that passes by the location. According to the NCDOT, 77,000 cars a day currently travel through the section of US Highway 74 or Independence Boulevard … Continue reading