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Save Our Smithville Community

Save Our Smithville Community

I have been a longtime supporter of the Smithville Community. While they have a lot of work ahead ... progress is being made. See article below for an update

By Debbie Griffin. The Save Our Smithville community organization continues to push back against gentrification even as residents receive a steady flow of offers from developers and speculators.

Smithville constituents asked Mecklenburg County to allocate $3 million in its 2020 budget for the neighborhood revitalization. The county budget has $250,000 for “Smithfield Community Revitalization Consulting.”

But just how far has gentrification gone in the historically black Smithville neighborhood and is it too late to do anything about it?

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