Community leaders in the Northwest Corridor flanked by JCSU President Ronald Carter and other school officials declared their support for the streetcar to be extended to Beatties Ford Road following a closed door meeting on Wednesday. Carter said the streetcar is an important asset to the continued development of the corridor which recently saw the opening of JCSU’s Mosiac Village.

Carter said he’s tired of hearing the flippant reactions and stereotypes in public discussions about the streetcar. When asked to explain, Carter cited comments that he’s heard regarding the corridor being too old to redevelop into a more significant business and residential community. Carter disagrees and says he doesn’t want to see the area gentrified the way uptown was in order to redevelop the corridor.

“It’s time for people to open their eyes and engage in a substantial conversation,” Carter said.

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