Development threatens this Charlotte neighborhood. Can history save it?

By Gordon Rago, The Charlotte Observer


McCrorey Heights looks much the same as it did in its heyday in the late 1960s and ‘70s. Brick ranch-style homes line a rectangular grid of straight streets, most along five major avenues.

But threats to that character and architectural style are encroaching, including newly built — and more expensive — homes nearby. Now, residents of the historically Black neighborhood have a way to put a stop to the rapid pace of change other parts of Charlotte are accustomed to.

Charlotte City Council as early as next month may approve McCrorey Heights as a historic district. It would mean that all buildings would be protected by a local design review process.


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