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The linear park, initiated by the Mecklenburg County Greenway Master Plan, currently covers 47 miles of trails and wildlife habitat. Motives to stretch mileage to 95 miles by 2030 include younger workforce segments wanting connectivity and businesses wanting to build around the greenway. Incentives include a positive impact on individuals’ health and the metro’s economic health. Statistics attesting the impact already made include a 600% population growth since 1998 and 5.1 million square feet of office space planned or under construction in central Charlotte.
The end credits for the last movie also marked the end of an era for a cinematic landmark in Charlotte. As for how Park Terrace Theatre became a landmark, it was for the usual reason people petition to save buildings that became community institutions. The building helped mark history through personal or collective memory.
The hole in the bucket analogy alludes to the dearth of black male public school teachers and negative impact this has on black male students. Helping to attract more black males to teaching and giving them the ability to be positive role models is Profound Gentlemen, founded in 2014 by Jason Terrell and Mario Shaw. This nonprofit helps current and would-be teachers to have the resources, training, and support network needed to enter and stay in the profession.