urban planning

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Main Street Conference March 12-14

NC Main Street Conference set for Goldsboro

March 11. The 2024 North Carolina Main Street Conference March 12-14 in downtown Goldsboro will focus on downtown revitalization and economic development strategies. The conference is the largest statewide downtown revitalization conference in the country. To register, click here. Keynote speakers Keynote speakers include Hannah Love, Fellow with the Brookings Metro, Anne T. and Robert […]

Jake Palillo at Lagoona Bay/Waterside community meeting

Developer pulls the plug on Lagoona Bay/Waterside

Sept. 13. By Dave Yochum. Developer Jake Palillo and Bi-Part Development are pulling the plug on the 263-acre Lagoona Bay/Waterside project on either side of Hwy. 73 east of Hwy. 115. The property, currently farmland, is expected to go back on the market. Its hallmark feature was the “Crystal Lagoon” as well as commercial, retail […]

Urban Institute has new interim director

May 3. Lori Thomas is the new interim director of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. She replaces Jeff Michael, the Institute’s long-time director, who is leaving the position April 30 after serving 18 years to become North Carolina’s Deputy Secretary for Natural Resources. Thomas, who is also an Associate Professor of Social Work, serves as executive director […]


Bicycling puts a new spin on economic development

By Dave Yochum. The most cycling-friendly towns and neighborhoods are “that much more attractive to younger and older people,” according to Brian Jenest, founder of ColeJenest & Stone, the land planning and urban design firm behind the Billy Graham complex in Charlotte. The Davidson resident said cycling is a “very viable way” to create the street-level […]