Officials from Smart Growth America, a national group focused on “smart growth” practices, will meet with city officials as part of a free, grant-funded assistance program designed to give Charlotte new tools for managing growth and development.
Experts dedicated to helping communities develop in smarter ways are coming to Charlotte next week, and residents are invited to a public workshop Tuesday to learn about strategies to help the city wisely manage its growth.
Officials from Smart Growth America, a national group focused on “smart growth” practices such as building more homes near public transportation, will meet with city officials Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a free, grant-funded assistance program designed to give Charlotte new tools for managing growth and development.
The city is “experiencing the strains of growth, where new residents can tax existing infrastructure and where some areas are passed over that could use new investment,” said Tom Warshauer, an official in the city’s Neighborhood and Business Services Department. “We hope this discussion can help us better capitalize on the opportunities that quality growth can offer our community.”
The public is invited to an introductory presentation on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s Uptown Campus, 320 East 9th St.
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