From left to right: Former Carter Project resident Boris Henderson, future Meadows at Plato Price resident Lapri Holmes, Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford and Family Services Committee Chair Lauri Mumford. Photo: Kylie Marsh.

A Habitat for Humanity project in west Charlotte is getting some star power.

We told you last year about plans to build 39 Habitat homes on a nine-acre site where the Plato Price School once stood.

On Monday, Habitat officials announced that The Meadows at Plato Price will be an official Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

At age 98, the former president and his 95-year-old wife won’t be visiting the site. Instead, construction will be cohosted by country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

Before the Carter’s health became frail, the couple had been helping to build Habitat homes since 1984.

The Carter project last came to Charlotte in 1987, when 14 Habitat homes were built in Optimist Park.

The Plato Price development is set to be complete in 2025 and will include a community meeting space, walking paths and dedicated nature areas.

The project marks the 40th anniversary for Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region.

ICYDK: The Plato Price School served Black students in grades 1 through 12 until the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board closed it in 1966 as part of the system’s desegregation plan.

Kylie, a 4th-generation Durhamite, is passionate about social justice. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, playing video games and being in nature. She covers the Historic West End and Charlotte...

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