Tracking the change: A look at some of the projects set for Historic West End (Part 1)

For decades, west Charlotte has not kept pace with the explosive growth in other parts of the city. Now the West End is showing signs of new economic life.
By Sarafina Wright | June 7, 2021

Rosa Parks market set to return with new location and Juneteenth celebration

Along with fruits, vegetables and the typical fare, the market will provide health education, guest lectures and healthy cooking demonstrations.
By Sarafina Wright | June 1, 2021

A city-county program to reduce violent crime now has a name

Officials hope the Alternatives to Violence program can reduce crime in Charlotte communities suffering from a host of social and economic disparities.
By Sarafina Wright | May 26, 2021

An aging West End building will be renovated as office space for small businesses

To make that vision reality, Erika Troutman first had to outmaneuver a determined developer with deeper pockets.
By Sarafina Wright | May 25, 2021

Charlotte developer Christopher Dennis wants to change the narrative at Beatties Ford and LaSalle

Dennis, owner of E-Fix Development Corp., is redeveloping two properties in the heart of the Beatties Ford Road's commercial district.
By Sarafina Wright | May 21, 2021

Developer outlines vision for new Excelsior Club

Plans for the site include a boutique hotel, an upscale restaurant and an indoor/outdoor performance area.
By Sarafina Wright | May 16, 2021

With gentrification pressing in, Black neighborhoods demand more say in future development

A key issue will soon be decided as city government prepares to adopt its 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
By Sarafina Wright | May 12, 2021

West Side land trust will add three affordable homes off Beatties Ford Road

All three homes will be moved from other Charlotte neighborhoods to vacant lots on Gilbert Street in Lincoln Heights.
By Glenn Burkins | May 10, 2021

Johnson C. Smith University awarded $1 million grant from Wells Fargo

The grant is part of Wells Fargo’s $3.2 million pledge to address economic mobility and racial equity. JCSU is one of nine recipients.
By QCity Metro | May 6, 2021

Duke Endowment will gift West End property to JCSU, a source says

The gift involves a former A&P grocery store site on W. Trade Street, just south of the JCSU campus.
By Sarafina Wright | May 3, 2021