Charlotte Looking for Input on Transit Station Development

With construction of the long-awaited Blue Line Extension about to get underway late next year, the City of Charlotte is beginning to develop area plans for six of the new stations along the 9.3-mile corridor connecting Uptown with UNCC.

The planning process for each of these station areas will incorporate input from local residents, property owners and stakeholders to produce a framework for future growth that will guide zoning, land use and capital investment decisions. As with other area plans, the final product could recommend zoning changes that could have critical impacts on the value or utility of individual parcels with the plan boundaries, so affected property owners are strongly encouraged to get make sure their voice is heard during the process.

The planning process for the new station areas kicked off with a public input meeting on October 6. A pair of community workshops are scheduled for October 18 and November 1, at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Rd in Charlotte. Both meetings start at 6 p.m., and will give participants the opportunity to help in the development of draft area plans for each of the following six transit station areas, which are outlined HERE.

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Three other transit station plans were previously completed for the University City Blvd, JW Clay Blvd and McCullough stations, as part of the University City Area Plan, and a tenth plan for the UNCC station will be developed by the university.

If you plan on attending any of the upcoming public meetings, or if you’d just like to receive updates on the station area planning process, sign up HERE.

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