Work begins on Monroe Road luxury apartment community
MATTHEWS – Taft Development Group, of Greenville, has begun construction on Residences Galleria, a new luxury apartment community situated on 20 acres on Monroe Road at the Charlotte-Matthews city limits line.
The project is slated to begin leasing in late 2019, with apartments available for move-in by winter 2020.
The 250-unit residential buildings feature one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, as well as two- and three-bedroom townhomes. Residences Galleria will include modern amenities as well as high-quality interior finishes, such as granite countertops, plank floors and stand-up glass showers. Some townhomes will feature garages.
“We are proud to sponsor a project with so many attractive features and that complements Matthews’ architectural history,” said Thomas Taft, principal.
LYNX Silver Line could extend to Belmont
CHARLOTTE – The Metropolitan Transit Commission approved Charlotte Area Transit System’s recommendations for updates to the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan, which includes extending the LYNX Silver Line to Belmont.
The West Corridor will connect to the Southeast Corridor at U.S. 74 and I-277 via 11th Street near Charlotte’s North End and the Charlotte Gateway District. This will create a single east-west light rail corridor that extends from Matthews and provides a link to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Other plans include extending a commuter rail between Charlotte and Mooresville as a long-term goal and introducing I-77 Bus Rapid Transit service and new park and rides to northern towns as a short-term goal.
CATS will study extending light rail to Pineville, Ballantyne and adjacent counties.
Harvey to give demonstration at Mint Hill Arts
MINT HILL – Beth Harvey will talk about why she loves to paint portraits and demonstrate techniques and tricks learned through trial and error at an upcoming Mint Hill Arts program.
Harvey is a self-taught artist with a passion for painting portraits, especially of children. She has been painting with oils for more than 40 years. Though Harvey majored in English, she took a painting class that revolutionized her painting.
She’ll explain how to choose the best palette for skin colors, especially the shadows on skin; as well as how to begin a painting by laying out all of the major areas of light and dark.
The public is invited to the free program, “The Art and Joy of Portrait Painting,” at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery, 11025 Lawyers Road.
Providence Day begins camp registration
CHARLOTTE – From boys basketball coach Brian Field’s new Hoops State Basketball Camp to the extensive list of specialty camps, including Miss Ava’s Dissecting Critters to Ice Cream Camp (yes, this is real), there is truly something for everyone at Providence Day summer camps.
“We focus on so many areas because we want this to be a memorable experience for campers,” said Diane Sutton, summer programs director at Providence Day.
Providence Day’s extensive summer camp offerings vary in price, hours and price. Register by visiting https://summer.providenceday.org.