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Charlotte Streetcar Economic Development Study

This Study presents an economic evaluation of the proposed Charlotte Streetcar, which would run on an approximately 10 mile corridor along Beatties Ford Road from Interstate-85 through Downtown and out along Elizabeth Avenue and Central Avenue to Eastland Mall. The central question addressed by this Study is how much funding could be anticipated from property-value based mechanisms, and what does this amount of potential funding mean for the feasibility of the proposed Charlotte Streetcar. The Study was prepared by BAE, a national urban economics and development advisory firm with expertise in transit-oriented development, in collaboration with Charlotte-based real estate firms Warren & Associates and Integra Realty Resources.