Modern homebuilder Dialect Design is betting that the light rail extension will spur interest in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood with a plan to build custom houses in the area.
"It's light rail, to put it bluntly," said Witte, asked why he's pursuing this market now. "Our office is in NoDa. We've been driving through Belmont, not trying to linger so long...It will be a desirable neighborhood in no time."
Witte said the houses his company plans to build will appeal to a "hip, urban" set, people who want to live near the city's center.
The "S-series" houses will: