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Residents invited to participate in Community Growth Workshop
​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have the opportunity to help plan for future growth through a community growth workshop.
 
Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mahlon Adams Pavillion-Freedom Park
2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte
 
The workshop is one in a series of community growth workshops sponsored by the CONNECT Our Future initiative, coordinated by Centralina Council of Governments and Catawba Regional Council of Governments. The 14-county greater Charlotte region is expected to grow by 1.8 million people and 860,000 jobs by 2050. The goal of CONNECT is to plan and change by local choice - not chance.
 
Participants will work with other area residents to demonstrate how the region, and specifically Mecklenburg County, might grow over the next 40 years, and map out the growth, focusing on where people will need to work, live, and play and how the quality of life can be protected as the county grows. The ideas discussed and maps developed will be combined with the input gathered across the region. From these shared ideas, four or five possible scenarios for the growth of the region will be created. These scenarios will reflect the different perspectives and desired outcomes shared across the region.
 
Hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents have participated in other CONNECT Our Future events including open houses, and RealityCheck 2050, a day-long visioning session. CONNECT Our Future effort is funded by a grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Registration to attend the workshop is strongly recommended. To register and for more information on CONNECT Our Future, visit www.connectourfuture.org