In this Issue: August '16
Aug 01, 2016 08:30AM
By Jason Huddle
Change is usually good. It is the transitional stage of change that typically causes the most headaches and, as a result, serves as a deterrent.
I have lived in Cabarrus County most of my life. I have seen it graduate from a Charlotte bedroom community to having its own, unique identity. But Concord Mills, the George Liles Parkway corridor and the NC Research Campus didn’t take shape overnight. A period of change was needed in order to build the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the tens of millions of people that now come through our county each year or have chosen to live here. Today, we find ourselves in another period of transition.
This issue, appropriately entitled Growing Pains, focuses on the most prominent projects in the county, like the I-85 widening and 29/601/South Main Street improvements near Carolina Mall. Many people don’t realize that the author of the best-selling book, Unthinkable Choice, is also the project superintendent for Blythe Construction heading up these jobs. He sat down with us to talk about their progress and what we can expect down the road.
In addition, we cover the Harrisburg railway project and the impact it’s having on motorists and residents there. And, speaking of growing, our friends at the Plants for Human Health Institute answer some of your pressing questions.
Folks, I know change is hard, but our magazine wouldn’t be here had it not been for the change that erupted in this area nearly 16 years ago. So, just remember, when you’re sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-85, take a deep breath and know it’s all for the greater good. See you on the road!
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