Category: City News

Public Engagement Now Open- Sloan’s Ferry (Wilkinson Blvd) Bridge, I-85 Widening, and Catawba Crossings

There are currently three opportunities for public engagement related to transportation initiatives in Belmont: Sloan’s Ferry Bridge & Wilkinson/ Catawba Intersection (B-6051, U-6143) This project will replace the bridge on Wilkinson Boulevard (U.S. 74/ U.S. 29) over the Catawba River (Lake Wylie) on the Gaston/Mecklenburg County Line. It also includes modifications of the Catawba Street … Continued

Going Green with Goats

The City is utilizing goats on the land south of Wilkinson Blvd near the Abbey Creek to clear out the overgrown underbrush and eat the invasive kudzu that has taken over the area. These goats are environmentally friendly, will have minimal negative impact to the area ecosystems, and let’s be honest they are so much … Continued

City Council Considerations for the old Belmont Middle School Redevelopment

The Belmont City Council met this past weekend for their annual planning retreat and discussed potential redevelopment uses for the Belmont Middle School. During the discussion, the council outlined uses they would consider and not consider for the site. Any redevelopment will need to go through a conditional rezoning process or obtain a special use … Continued

31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Service

The 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration sponsored by the City of Belmont, the Belmont Coalition of Concerned Citizens, the Gaston County NAACP, the Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns, and Race Matters Community Conversation will take place Monday, January 17th, 7pm. For the second year the service will be held virtually and … Continued

NOW OPEN: Catawba Crossings Public Comment Opportunities

Public Comment Period: January 14 – February 13, 2022 The  Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) and regional project sponsors are conducting a feasibility study for the Catawba Crossings Project to develop conceptual designs, cost estimates, and recommendations for a proposed new alignment roadway between NC 279 (S. New Hope Rd) in southeastern Gaston County to … Continued

LYNX Silver Line Virtual Open House

NOW OPEN (through November 3)- Public engagement is continuing as CATS seeks valuable input for further refinement of the LYNX Silver Line light rail alignment and station locations. Please click the links below to  find updates on the ongoing planning and design efforts for the proposed LYNX Silver Line light rail.  Virtual Public Meeting Online … Continued

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