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Addressing Gentrification In Charlotte

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Gwendolyn Glenn
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WFAE
Cherry neighborhood

Charlotte is back in the boom business with growth and development now focusing on older neighborhoods.  So what happens to those neighborhoods and their longtime residents when redevelopment comes rolling through? Areas in the urban core like Villa Heights, Biddleville and Cherry are experiencing an influx of newcomers and the style of housing going up is changing the character of those areas and driving prices up. 

Guests
Pam Kelley – Reporter for The Charlotte Observer. She recently reported on gentrification in her story White people in Biddleville: The story of a changing neighborhood

Pamela Wideman – Deputy Director of Neighborhood and Business Services, City of Charlotte

Mary Newsom – Associate Director, Urban & Regional Affairs, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Christopher Dennis – President of the Lockwood Community 

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