FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2014
Regional growth scenarios under review
Residents to offer input at Charlotte meeting
Meeting for residents to review and provide input on four distinct regional growth scenario options
South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road
Friday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants can attend anytime within those hours. A presentation on the growth plans will be given at 11:15 a.m.
The regional growth scenarios were developed as a result of community meetings conducted during 2013 throughout a 14-county region that included residents, businesses, and local governments, including the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The growth scenario options to be considered consist of: Maintain Suburban Focus, Follow Community Plans, Grow Cities, Towns, Centers and Transit; and Focus on Regional Transportation. At the April 11 meeting, participants will be asked to provide feedback that will be used to identify a preferred regional growth strategy and framework.
The community meetings are part of the CONNECT Our Future initiative, coordinated by Centralina Council of Governments and Catawba Regional Council of Governments, created to develop a regional framework addressing the projected growth of the region and the current and future challenges facing communities. The 14-county project region includes: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties in North Carolina, and Chester, Lancaster, Union and York Counties in South Carolina.