Why Streetcar Matters to East Charlotte

IMG_0148East Charlotte residents are overwhelmingly in support of Charlotte’s 2030 Transit plan especially the build out of the streetcar line to the site of the former Eastland Mall. In her recent Op-Ed Piece for Charlotte Agenda, Erin Chantry, a LEED AP ND, CNU-A Urban Designer and Planner, provides a comprehensive review of the benefits of investing in the streetcar. Erin says, “…the streetcar is a catalyst that can create continuous dense and walkable development built around unique and active public infrastructure.” That’s our dream in east Charlotte – 2030 will be here before we know it!