Published in The Gaston Gazette on February 19, 2017. Written by Pete Anderson.
The Bridge is back
Gaston roots for Catawba Crossing
The Garden Parkway proved to be a bust, but Gaston County isn’t giving up the dream of another bridge crossing the Catawba River. Charlotte’s future River District just might provide the catalyst Catawba Crossings needs.
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Published in The Gaston Gazette on October 5, 2016. Written by Michael Barrett.
City forges ahead with plan for downtown for entertainment district
To many west Gastonia residents, the dilapidated former Sears building on Franklin Boulevard has been like a witch that years ago cast a spell of stagnancy just west of downtown.
|Published in The Gaston Gazette on August 8, 2016.
Catawba Crossings would bring critical connectivity
By Tim Efird and Regina Moody
Improved transportation access is a fundamental necessity for Gaston County to grow and prosper. We are blessed with the connectivity provided by I-85 and Wilkinson Boulevard, but those traffic arteries are too limited in their capacity and prone to maddening traffic tie-ups in the event of an accident. What Gaston County really needs is greater access across the Catawba River. Now, we are all one step closer to that, thanks to last week’s vote in favor of Catawba Crossings.
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Published in The Charlotte Observer on June 5, 2016. Written by Eli Portillo.
Can a snappy new brand help kick-start development in Gaston County?
Gaston has the lowest growth rate of counties surrounding Mecklenburg
A new ‘Gaston Outside’ brand is meant to change perception of county
The hope is a better image will lead to more investment and new residents
What do you think of when you hear “Gaston County?” If you’re like most people in Mecklenburg County in a recent survey, the answer is “not much.” And Gaston County leaders – the county with the slowest growth rate of Mecklenburg’s neighbors, long perceived to be made up of lagging communities of defunct textile mills – have a plan to change that.
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