In addition to moving people around, the Lynx Blue Line light rail extension is meant to spur development along its path. Some recent rezoning filings show it appears to be reaching that goal.
Carolina States Regional Center is seeking to rezone two parcels along North Tryon Street for transit-oriented, mixed-use development. The first petition was filed in January for 15 acres, while the second was filed Wednesday for an additional 22 acres. (There's a map below of both sites)
"We consider these developments as the gateway to the University City area," said Dandan Liu, with Carolina States.
Friday, February 6, 2015