The number of events going down today is crazy. Pet owners, definitely start your day at Pet Palooza. Everyone else start at the Healthy Home Market Health Fair. Then head to the Louisiana Spring Fest for the crawfish boil, the 420 fest, an art gala and more.
Gov. Pat McCrory wants voters to decide this fall on $3 billion in bonds to finance road projects and state facilities, including $383.7 million in and around Charlotte. A new $60 million science building is on the list for UNC Charlotte.
“Walkability” and “mixed use” are hot buzzwords right now in development, as urban planners look to cut down on sprawl, long commutes and the big roadways that dominate much of suburbia. But in a city like Charlotte that loves its cars, is overcoming “Big Asphalt” – the term some urban planners are using for the sprawl mindset – a realistic goal?