Development

What do you think Charlotte needs from new development? Share your thoughts

mhames@charlotteobserver.com

How do you think new housing, roads, transportation options and workplaces should be developed in Charlotte?

The Urban Land Institute and UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute are working together to figure out what people in the region want to see from new development. They’re conducting a survey to gather more data about people’s preferences.

You can take the survey online here: http://charlotte.uli.org/news/living-charlotte-survey-now-open/. It’s open through Friday, Aug. 12. You’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card or a $100 grand prize.

Of course, this is a busy time for development in Charlotte, with a booming market in apartments, hotels and office space. With that boom comes traffic, concerns and schools and worries about density. Here’s the description of the survey from ULI:

“To better understand our community’s preferences for housing, living, working and getting around in the Greater Charlotte Region, we have engaged the Urban Institute to conduct a survey. This data should be valuable to help developers, policymakers and other land use professionals make informed decisions on how to meet the growing needs and preferences of residents.

The survey is of all ages, communities, and income levels throughout the Charlotte Region. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.”

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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