How West End residents transformed a neglected space into an outdoor gallery

A grand opening is slated for January.
By Sarafina Wright | November 30, 2021

Graham will seek a second term on Charlotte City Council

In a statement announcing his candidacy, Graham noted a wave of economic development happening in his district.
By Glenn Burkins | November 11, 2021

‘A long time coming’: Washington Heights residents laud new outdoor space

Once home to a segregation-era movie theater, the 0.17-acre property has been transformed into a public space with art, cafe-style seating, a play area and free Wi-Fi.
By Sarafina Wright | November 8, 2021

With much celebration and fanfare, Chase Bank opens branch on Beatties Ford Road

After decades of neglect, the historically Black corridor has seen a wave of public and private dollars aimed at economic development.
By Sarafina Wright | November 5, 2021

West Boulevard is next in line for city’s ‘Corridors of Opportunity’ investments

Later this fall, city officials will begin meeting with residents along the corridor to talk about first steps.
By Sarafina Wright | October 27, 2021

How the Knight Foundation and LISC Charlotte are working to assist Black-led development in Historic West End

A recent effort helped one Black-owned business with low-cost financing.
By Sarafina Wright | October 22, 2021

UNC Charlotte researcher is ‘very confident’ of plan to bring co-op grocery store to West Boulevard

Q&A with UNC Charlotte's Byron White, who facilitated a nine-month study that recommends building two co-op grocery stores in west Charlotte to address food insecurity.
By Sarafina Wright | October 19, 2021

At the Beatties Ford Vocational Trade Center, Frances Hall says she is keeping a vow she made to God

The center is a school where men and women looking for a way out of poverty or underemployment can learn a trade.
By Sarafina Wright | October 18, 2021

Knight Foundation invests $225,000 for public space along Beatties Ford Road corridor

Since 2015, the Knight Foundation has invested more than $5 million in various westside projects.
By Sarafina Wright | September 13, 2021

Where the historic Plato Price School once stood, Habitat for Humanity will build 39 affordable homes

The future westside development is Habitat Charlotte's largest project to date.
By Sarafina Wright | September 10, 2021