Uptown http://wfae.org en Inflating The Thanksgiving Day Parade http://wfae.org/post/inflating-thanksgiving-day-parade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was a chance this year, that for the first time in 67 years, Charlotte would not have a Thanksgiving Day Parade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once Belk stepped down as the main sponsor, organizers said they were unable to raise the money to keep the parade afloat. But a few weeks later, </span>Novant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health stepped in and committed to be the title sponsor for three years and the parade was back on.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:47:57 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40077 at http://wfae.org Inflating The Thanksgiving Day Parade CDOT Removing One-Way Streets Uptown http://wfae.org/post/cdot-removing-one-way-streets-uptown <p>Uptown Charlotte could look a lot different in five years—not the skyline, the streets. Several one-way streets will become two-way streets under the city’s Center City Transportation Plan, which is scheduled for completion around 2020. The plan will also affect Uptown this summer, when the Charlotte Department of Transportation starts converting a section of Poplar Street to a two-way road.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ben Bradford spoke with Ashton Watson, project manager at </span>CDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Watson says one of the goals is to slow down traffic. First, they discussed the upcoming changes.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:08:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 30210 at http://wfae.org CDOT Removing One-Way Streets Uptown Episode 2: Uptown Vs. Downtown http://wfae.org/post/episode-2-uptown-vs-downtown <p>President George Washington called Charlotte a "Trifling Place." That’s how our first president described the city during a visit in 1791.</p><p>But it’s certainly changed since then. Welcome to <a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">"A Trifling Place,"</a> a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:01:07 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 17465 at http://wfae.org Episode 2: Uptown Vs. Downtown Uptown Loop Study Identifies Safety Risks http://wfae.org/post/uptown-loop-study-identifies-safety-risks <p>A year-long study of the Uptown loop has been completed and will be presented to City Council Monday night. It's the first step to get funding for improvements to target safety.</p><p>Cheryl Myers is the senior vice president for planning and development for Charlotte Center City Partners. In 2011, her group unveiled a set of recommendations to City Council including doing a study of the city's interstate highway system. The city-commissioned Uptown Loop Study is the first comprehensive study of the loop since it was completed in 1981.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 19294 at http://wfae.org Uptown Loop Study Identifies Safety Risks 1930s Building Goes Down Today To Make Way For Uptown Baseball http://wfae.org/post/1930s-building-goes-down-today-make-way-uptown-baseball <p>Construction is underway on the Charlotte Knights' stadium uptown.&nbsp; To make room for that, another building must tumble.&nbsp; That's the Virginia Paper Company warehouse built in 1937. &nbsp;We didn't know much about the building, so WFAE decided to check into its history.</p><p>The Virginia Paper Company building looks unremarkable.&nbsp; It's a two-story brick building on West 3<sup>rd</sup> Street, just north of Bank of America Stadium.&nbsp; But it offers a window into the city's commerce during the first half of the 20th century.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:36:51 +0000 Lisa Miller 12965 at http://wfae.org 1930s Building Goes Down Today To Make Way For Uptown Baseball Knights Uptown Stadium A Sign Of Things To Come http://wfae.org/post/knights-uptown-stadium-sign-things-come <p>The Charlotte Knights broke ground Friday on what will likely be one of the last new minor league baseball stadiums built in the next few decades. The Knights began trying to get an Uptown stadium seven years ago, but were delayed by lawsuits, a recession and the reluctance of local government leaders to spend tax dollars on the project.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:13:13 +0000 Julie Rose 5047 at http://wfae.org Knights Uptown Stadium A Sign Of Things To Come