Regional planners seek resident input on future

How do you think the Charlotte region should prepare for growth?

The 14-county region is one of the fastest growing in the nation, with 2 million more people expected to live here by 2050. Join the planning process and let community leaders know what’s important to you.

The first of several “CONNECT Our Future” open houses in Charlotte will be held 4-7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the front concourse of Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

Drop in anytime during the three-hour period to view exhibits explaining the challenge of future growth and the process to address it, talk to local government staff and fill out a questionnaire.

Residents can attend that or any other open house event in the region. Other open houses include:

• Feb. 7, 5-8 p.m., Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road

• Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m., East Stonewall AME Zion Church, 1729 Griers Grove Road, Charlotte

• Feb. 12, 4-7 p.m., Crossway Community Church, 6400 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte

• Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m., Matthews Town Hall, 232 Matthews Station St.

• Feb. 19, 4-7 p.m., Mount Holly Municipal Complex, 400 E. Central Ave.

• Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wells Fargo Atrium, Charlotte Center City

• Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m., Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road

CONNECT Our Future is a three-year planning process to build a regional framework, funded by a federal grant administered by the Centralina Council of Governments in partnership with the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. To learn more about this initiative, visit

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