Ely Portillo

Ely Portillo
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Assistant Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships
Sycamore 310-G
704-687-1203

Stories by Ely Portillo

Explore local housing data with new interactive maps

We often paint Charlotte’s housing market in broad strokes: rising prices, bidding wars and gentrification reshaping neighborhoods.



Is Charlotte ready for car-free apartments?

How do you make a sprawling city that came of age in the automobile era less car-dependent?

One approach: Don't devote so much space to cars. 



Charlotte will ask voters for millions to fund transportation upgrades, but bonds won’t cover all needs

Charlotte is planning to ask voters this year to approve more than $100 million worth of new transportation bonds — an amount that would allow the city to make progress on goals like building more...



Here's how Pam Murray lives car-free in Charlotte

Pam Murray sees Charlotte through different eyes — and from a different seat —  than most people as she moves about the city. 



Explore these data sources to learn more about Charlotte

Charlotte is a fast-growing city where the skyline changes by the month and neighborhoods are reshaped at a disorienting pace.