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Old 03-02-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Just curious if Charlotte is experiencing the same problems with growth and overcrowding that Raleigh seems to be having? Is it as crowded, more, less etc? Any input would be helpful.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Yes.

Charlotte is getting very crowded, but more due to poor planning than population influx.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Just curious if Charlotte is experiencing the same problems with growth and overcrowding that Raleigh seems to be having? Is it as crowded, more, less etc? Any input would be helpful.
I feel like we do have a lot of the same issues - most of which is being brought on by sprawl and overdevelopment. But at least in Charlotte we have neighborhood schools while Raleigh still buses its students.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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Yes.

Charlotte is getting very crowded, but more due to poor planning than population influx.
We're not short on planning. CMS staff just presented an update to the 10 year facilities plan a few weeks ago. Due to anticipated growth, the system needs 59 new schools and 103 major renovations over the next 10 years. Add site acquisitions and other things to that and it comes to $2.4 BILLION.

The Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization is updating it's 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan for highways and major thoroughfares to look at needs through 2035. The old plan called for $3.7 BILLION through 2030.

Charlotte Department of Transportation is updating its 25 year Transportation Action Plan, which will cost $7.6 BILLION.

What we're short on is money. That's the downside of being such a popular place for folks to move to.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've seen lots of new construction throughout the city in the transportation corridors. Most of it is high density condos. There are a lot of McMansions going up along & off of Ideal Way too.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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We're not short on planning. CMS staff just presented an update to the 10 year facilities plan a few weeks ago. Due to anticipated growth, the system needs 59 new schools and 103 major renovations over the next 10 years. Add site acquisitions and other things to that and it comes to $2.4 BILLION.

The Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization is updating it's 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan for highways and major thoroughfares to look at needs through 2035. The old plan called for $3.7 BILLION through 2030.

Charlotte Department of Transportation is updating its 25 year Transportation Action Plan, which will cost $7.6 BILLION.

What we're short on is money. That's the downside of being such a popular place for folks to move to.
Thats probably the big difference, Charlotte is not too crowded at this point, but lacks the ifrastructure. Raleigh gets more funds for highways.
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