Resident asks city to save more trees in Catawba Area Plan Carolina Weekly Newspapers:
Although a Charlotte plan aims to protect the environment around the Catawba River, one resident wants the city to take a greater role in preserving the area’s tree canopy.
The proposed Catawba Area Plan focuses on land use, transportation, the environment and community design and will serve as a guide for future growth and development in a 4,800-acre area between the Catawba River and Interstate 485.
During a public hearing Monday, May 24, Elaine Powell asked city council to save more of the area’s trees. Powell sat on the Citizens Advisory Group that worked with the city to develop the plan and said the area along the Catawba River in northwest Charlotte has quickly changed over the years.