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New Govt. Center
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Locust Town Center & City IN THE NEWS

Snap Online, March 4 2013

Locust Town Center adds homes

The third section of Locust Town Center is now under way and ready to welcome new residents to the innovative neighborhood.
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The Weekly Post, March 2013

New homes help pave way for future of Locust Town Center

The dream of a revolutionized and rejuvenated community took a big step last Tuesday when four single-family model homes built by a Monroe-based company were unveiled to Locust community leaders and real estate agents in the Locust Town Center.
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February, 2013

From Small Town Dream to New Town Reality

Locust Town Center Announces Inaugural Single-Family Neighborhood, Showcasing New Sales Model, Three Model Homes by True Homes, Tribute Homes
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The Stanly News and Press November 23, 2011

By Bridget Huckabee For the CVB, staff and wire reports

Stanly County has much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend. We like to think of ourselves as an oasis of calm in the midst of North Carolina's busy urban centers. Untouched by sprawl, we are a land of rural beauty.
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July 2011

CITY OF LOCUST. Latest Statistics.

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The Weekly Post. June 10. 2011

Movies in Locust Town Center.

Movies in Town Center series begins this Friday night at sunset. Friday night in Town Center we will be showing the movie Despicable Me a great family friendly movie. This event is free, so bring out the entire family and enjoy a fun night watching a free movie. The movie will start at sunset...
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The Weekly Post. May 2011

Stella Day wows the crowd.

The Town of Locust turned out in a big way for little Stella Griffin who is six years old and has acute leukemia. She has already begun chemo treatments. Her friends, neighbors and strangers alike have been working on her behalf to help her family with medical bills and whatever else they need. Saturday was Stella Day in Locust.
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InsideStanley.Com. August 27, 2010; By JLisk

Locust’s New Apartments.

Thursday’s ribbon cutting for the opening of the Village Apartments in the new Locust Town Center was a victory for many attendees, and for many varied reasons. For new resident Anita Mixon, her new apartment is “a prayer answered.”
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From Charlotte Observer/The Naked City Blogpost. November 24, 2008; Mary Newsom on growth in the Charlotte region.

Locust: The story behind the story.

One reason planners need patience is that it takes years for what they do to come to fruition. The Nov. 16 Citistates Report, in the article "Ring Around Charlotte," praised the town of Locust in Stanly County for its New Urban-style downtown plan of a few years back. But Locust was, in fact, years ahead of many towns in the state in adopting a form-based town code. It adopted its town plan and code in 1996-97, under the guidance of David Walters of the UNC Charlotte College of Architecture.
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Cabarrus Magazine. July 2006; Town Spotlight by Kim Cassell.

Locust A City With A Soul.

The town of Locust, in neighboring Stanly County, is experiencing a rebirth. Sadly, the widening of N.C. 24/27 from three to five lanes took much of the historical, identifying buildings on Locust’s Main Street. But a plan has been devised to rebuild and enhance what is now being called its city center.
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Charlotte Business Journal. Nov. 26, 2004; By Ken Elkins, Staff Writer.

Locust gets in the mix.

Plan to create new downtown. A group of regional developers is planning a neotraditional-style city center in the Stanly County town of Locust, with the 120-acre development to include shops, houses, offices and a library near the middle of town. The development, dubbed Locust Town Center, will total 185,000 square feet of retail and office space, along with 248 homes that...
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Press Release. DPZ Architects. May 3, 2004.

Town Center Charrette Planned for Locust, North Carolina.

Main Street Property LLC (MSP) and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) announce a planning Charrette for the new town center to be built in Locust, North Carolina. Tom Low of DPZ Architects will lead the Charrette with representatives of MSP and town planners actively participating.
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