First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE

The Lynx Blue Line extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte opens in just a month. CATS has been running empty trains on the new light rail tracks since January. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017, a few citizens were the first to try it out, and they’re already imagining the possibilities. I rode along and talked … More First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE

Former Model T & missile factory up for redevelopment in Charlotte’s North End | WFAE

A New York developer wants to breathe new life into a historic industrial park off Statesville Avenue north of uptown. Camp North End would be a creative hub, with offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, as well as space for light industrial and educational uses. As old factory sites go, the Hercules Industrial Park between Statesville … More Former Model T & missile factory up for redevelopment in Charlotte’s North End | WFAE

CMPD Hears Fears From Charlotte Residents At Forum | WFAE

At an NAACP forum Wednesday called “Stop Police Violence,” Aryana Crawford told Charlotte Mecklenburg police leaders she was afraid of them. The recent police killings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota have brought sharper focus to an issue that many know too well. Then something extraordinary happened that began to change Aryana’s view. I captured the … More CMPD Hears Fears From Charlotte Residents At Forum | WFAE

Plugging The Affordable Housing Gap | WFAE

Residential construction is back in gear following a deep recession. The Charlotte region is witnessing a lot of new and in-fill construction, particularly upscale housing but some are worried that affordable housing is missing from the picture in part because of misunderstandings about what it is. And it’s becoming clear that developers haven’t taken advantage of city … More Plugging The Affordable Housing Gap | WFAE