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Economy Inn property off Sugar Creek may soon see new townhomes

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2024
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The Economy Inn was among a dozen hotels clustered around the Interstate 85 exit at West Sugar Creek Road. It was known as a last resort for people, before ending up on the streets. It was also a hotspot for crime in an area where the violent crime rate is about nine times higher than in Mecklenburg County as a whole. Charlotte City Council will vote Monday on turning over that property to developers planning to build townhomes where the dilapidated motel one stood. City leaders bought the four acres...

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