neighborhoods

Remembering Darryl Gaston, mayor of the North End

After Darryl Gaston died unexpectedly in February, the people he knew and loved kept saying the same thing: “I can still hear his voice.” Gaston was...

Myers Park cheered on a Black Lives Matter protest in June, then voted for Trump in November

Clarification: This story was updated after the county board of election assigned final precinct totals in January 2021. Absentee by mail votes...

The Charlotte suburb power rankings

The Charlotte region is booming just about everywhere — but after a decade of rapid growth in and around Uptown, the pendulum might be swinging. The...

A community is developing around the Oakhurst Common Market

For years, the Monroe Road corridor had been overlooked. A decade ago, the city of Charlotte launched a project to revitalize the area around Independence...

Birkdale Village still sets the standard in Charlotte development

Anytime a developer starts on a new shopping center, you’ll hear something like this: “It’s the new Birkdale Village.” Ayrsley,...

Sedgefield’s first $1 million houses just sold

Not that long ago, the Sedgefield neighborhood was a nearly overlooked enclave in south Charlotte. 1950s-era homes and large yards lined quiet streets....

Renovations breathing new life into Historic Camp Greene — for both rich and poor

In many ways, a familiar Charlotte story is playing out in Historic Camp Greene. This neighborhood in booming FreeMoreWest was built in the 1930s and early...

45 projects that could turn SouthPark into a walkable, green neighborhood

The city of Charlotte unveiled 45 pedestrian crossing, street improvement and trail projects on Tuesday that are under consideration for the SouthPark area....

Elizabeth should be designated a historic district

The city of Charlotte has a powerful tool to help preserve its historic neighborhoods. As development continues to boom, it might be time to expand the number...

Dilworth is not thrilled with how Duke Energy will be expanding its ugly substation

Duke Energy will soon be doubling the size of the prominent electricity substation in Dilworth — but the neighborhood is worried that the power company...

As SouthPark booms, its neighborhoods are banding together to shape growth

Charlotte’s construction boom isn’t just in the center city. SouthPark is going through a massive period of building, as well. More than a dozen...

Is SouthPark actually becoming cool?

For years, SouthPark has been the antithesis of hip. Yes, it has its good qualities — beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, gleaming office buildings, the...