Plan for new Greyhound bus station moving along

Plan for new Greyhound bus station moving along

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 2 at 9:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Important news this week about some of the last empty land in uptown.

You've seen the empty lots near the Greyhound bus station along Graham, now the state has chosen a master developer who will transform that land.

But there's a lot still in the works.

“It’s about bringing all of our transportation infrastructure together,” said Natalie English, the Vice President of Public Policy at Charlotte’s Chamber of Commerce.

English said to create that kind of a hub in the center city and then the office development that might go alongside of it and its really close to the baseball park so it’s going to create a lot of vibrancy on that side of town.

The state Department of Transportation chose Houston based developer, The Hines Group, to work with a large group of people – citizens and elected officials - on the $200 million project.

It will go where the Greyhound bus station is -- right near panthers stadium and the Knights baseball stadium that’s under construction right now.

“This development means that more than just on Sundays or game days there will be activity going on in that part of the center city,” English added.

And she says it's one more step in making Charlotte a world class city - one that could generate a billion dollars for the city.

“Some people like a suburban setting and some people want to live in an urban setting so we have to provide choices so we can continue to be attractive to all kinds of people which then makes us attractive to new jobs.”

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