• Charter school to be built in Charlotte's west corridor

    By: Allison Latos


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are signs of hope for Charlotte's struggling west corridor.

    The Charlotte School of Law packed up and moved out of the Wilkinson Boulevard location to move Uptown.

    Despite the vacancy, the future is looking bright near Bryant Park.

    Land nearby will soon hold Invest Collegiate's K-12 public charter school called Transform.

    "Families will choose to locate here. Families will chose to maybe shop here and they will be here with their children," Kate Alice Dunnaway of Invest Collegiate said.

    The elementary and middle school operates out of modular classrooms right now.

    School officials originally considered moving into the former law school space, a building, the MPV Properties is aggressively trying to fill.

    "We've shown the building to between, I'd say approximately, 10 real prospects over the past several months," George Macon of MPV Properties said.

    Channel 9 learned the price tag of the lease is $2.2 million.

    Invest Collegiate officials hope their investment in the corridor will spark other businesses to plant roots here too.

    "I think there will be corporate partners for the former Charlotte School of Law that will see us as a positive," said Dunnaway. "They can have their employees' children next door potentially."

    Invest Collegiate hopes to enroll 650 students next fall.

    Steel for building the middle and elementary schools will arrive next month. Construction of the high school should begin in three to four years.

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