Posted on 03 April 2012.
By BILL THUNBERG
Lake Norman Transportation Commission
Recent discussion of the Red Line Regional Rail Project has been intense – and so has the dissemination of misinformation about the project. This discussion is the result of the Red Line Task Force’s referral of a draft business and finance plan for review by the communities along the line.
Public discussion of the project has included a considerable amount of very thoughtful input and intense questioning, as was intended. Unfortunately, this regional conversation has been seen by those opposed to transit and the transit tax as a surrogate target for the failed effort to repeal the transit tax. Transit is a part of the transportation plan for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, and rail is a part of the transit and transportation systems designed to serve this region. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Opinion, Planning & Development
Posted on 22 March 2012.
The map shows exactly which properties would be in Special Assessment Districts. Click to view.
Updated 11:43 a.m.
By DAVID BORAKS
One of the big unanswered questions about the Red Line Regional Rail Project has been which commercial properties would be included in “special assessment districts” that would be asked to help pay for the line. This week, project consultants finally unveiled a parcel-by-parcel map that clears up the picture, at RedLineRegionalRail.org/map/.
It’s a detailed map that uses a “yes-no-maybe” color scheme to show property owners if they will be asked to vote whether to voluntarily create the special districts. Those owners would pay an annual assessment of 75 cents per $100 of property value to help build the line, on the theory that they would benefit from the line’s presence. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Public works, Town Hall, Uncategorized