Meridian Place Development on Monroe Road Drives East Charlotte Community Development

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Meridian Place Concept Drawing

Charlotte Observer reporter Ely Portillo shares in a recent article how the Meridian Place development on Monroe Road is driving community development in east Charlotte. Portillo describes how area neighborhoods are coming together to develop branding and create collaboration across east Charlotte communities.

From the article:

There are already some positive signs of redevelopment in the area. Hendrick Automotive, the privately held company headquartered nearby on Monroe Road, is renovating the shuttered BJ’s store at Independence Boulevard and Conference Drive. A spokesman said the company plans to consolidate some back-office functions from its dealerships there, and centralize some of its car receiving operations for nearby dealerships.

Although plans aren’t finalized, the move is likely to bring hundreds of workers to a building that has sat vacant and decaying for years. And Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is planning to renovate and expand East Mecklenburg High, across from Meridian Place.