Mecklenburg County

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Articles about Mecklenburg County

  • A demolished building.

    Mapping Charlotte’s lost buildings: Demolitions on the rise again

    Charlotte’s aging buildings are being torn down at an alarming rate, the product of a fast-growing population and strong real estate market.
  • Cars and a trolley line the street as three people cross the street in Downtown Charlotte in 1926.

    Three new approaches to historic preservation in Charlotte

    A shiny new skyline, a “New South” city, 150,000 new residents since in the last decade — however people describe Charlotte, the word “new” always seems to be one of the first on their tongues. That’s to be expected in a fast-growing city like Charlotte. But it’s also part of the reason Charlotte has a reputation for being a city with little regard for its history, always distracted by the quest for the next big thing (NBA! NFL! Light rail! New banks! NASCAR Hall of Fame! Whitewater Center!), and all too ready to make room for the new by tearing down the old.
  • The city of Charlotte's skyline during the day.

    In spite of a pandemic, city planning isn’t slowing down

    With the coronavirus crisis in its fifth month, Charlotte planning director Taiwo Jaiyeoba has noticed something odd: Despite massive disruptions, his staff is actually completing some work more quickly. Plan reviews are faster. Advisory committees now meeting virtually are seeing 100% attendance. And developers have asked if they can continue to have the option of virtual meetings to go over their proposals with staff once the crisis ends.
  • A child's hands holding onto rings in a jungle gym structure

    Child and youth integrated homelessness data report: Part 2

    Last week’s blog post featured the release of The Child & Youth Homelessness Integrated Data Report, which integrates data from multiple sources to describe child and youth homelessness and service utilization patterns in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The blog post provided context about the the report, including how integrated data can help communities to understand and address complex issues like housing and homelessness.