Raleigh-Durham envy, many in Charlotte suffer from that disease. Just look at the lead that area has over Charlotte when it comes to Higher Education, Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke just to name a few.Charlotte has slowly been planning to make a name for itself in education. Downtown Charlotte has added Johnson & Wales, UNCC Uptown Classroom Building, Northeastern University and the Wake Forest Graduate School in just the past 15 years. Tack on to that Johnson C Smith University just up Trade Street on the west side, and CPCC on the east side of Trade Street.
Recently announced is the impending addition of about 150,000 sq ft of classroom space at Gateway for the young Charlotte School of Law in anticipation of a much larger move by that organization. Queens College is slated to take the current Federal Courthouse located on Trade Street by Mint and develop their own Law Degree.Our hospitals are also petitioning the state to allow the formation of a Medical College in Charlotte. This is a lot of activity all going on in a short time period. As this growth takes place, it will contribute to the rise in property values in the downtown market.