What the architect of Charlotte’s future is leaving behind

As he prepares to work from the Government Center one last time Friday, Charlotte planning director Taiwo Jaiyeoba is thinking about another time he walked...

Charlotte wants to be more walkable. But drive-thru business is booming.

Editor’s note: This story was updated after Charlotte City Council approved the Fifth Third rezoning on Jan. 18. Today, the area around Woodlawn Road and...

It’s going to be a big year in Charlotte politics

In normal times, the Charlotte City Council that meets for the first time in 2022 on Monday would feature a few newly-elected faces. But this isn’t a...

The big ideas for center city’s future — including a cap on 277

Charlotte leaders are dreaming big for the future of center city, even if it’s far from certain in a continued COVID-19 reality. What: The Center City...

Charlotte planning director behind contentious 2040 plan to leave for Greensboro

Charlotte planning director Taiwo Jaiyeoba, who led the biggest citywide planning effort in decades, is leaving to become the city manager of Greensboro. The...

5 ways pandemic money helped, and failed, those in need

As the coronavirus caused economic ruin, lawmakers from the city to the federal level scrambled to deploy billions of dollars to help stave off some of the...

Restoring a park once central to Black life in Charlotte

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that Pearl Street Park was the first park officially built on land purchased by the city for Black...

Charlotte will consider tighter restrictions on circus animals

Editor’s note: After this story ran, City Council held a surprising vote on Dec. 13 to ban exotic and wild animals from traveling acts, including...

First N.C. Omicron case found in Charlotte

A UNC Charlotte student tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Mecklenburg County announced Friday. It’s the first confirmed case of the...

The Excelsior Club project may stall again, this time because of a lack of parking spaces

The developer rebuilding the historic Excelsior Club says a shortage of onsite parking is a roadblock to moving forward with the project. What’s...

Exclusive: Those “skill games” arcades feed off of Charlotte’s lower-income neighborhoods

At a former Bank of America branch on North Graham Street, just around the corner from what used to be drive-through lanes, flashing lights mark the entrance...

Stimulus aid for foster youth failed to reach most who were eligible

Editor’s note: Axios is using the name Stella as an alias to protect her safety from a troubling family situation.  Stella had just found an apartment...