Tell us what you think. Come to the public design charrette May 16 - 19.
The City of Charlotte plans to conduct several multimodal planning studies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel on portions of arterials (thoroughfares) in Charlotte. The studies will evaluate existing conditions, identify deficiencies, and make recommendations to improve the safety and ease of walking and biking along and across busy streets.
The primary funding source for these studies is a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Planning grant that provides 80% federal funds, in the amount of $200,000, and a required 20% local match, in the amount of $50,000.
The South Boulevard & South Tryon Street Corridor Study will focus on these streets between Carson Street and Clanton Road. These corridors provide a key transportation link into Uptown from several neighborhoods including Dilworth, Wilmore and South End. Many apartment buildings and businesses have been constructed over the past several years, and the demands on the transportation system in this part of the city continue to evolve. The City will host walking toursfor each corridor and conduct a design charrette in the summer 2016.
April 12-15, 2016 – South Boulevard & South Tryon Street Walking Tour Information
- South Boulevard - North tour, Tuesday, April 12
- South Boulevard - South tour, Wednesday, April 13
- South Tryon Street - North tour, Thursday, April 14
- South Tryon Street - South tour, Friday, April 15
- Video captured during walking tours
Spring/Summer 2016 - Public Charrette
The design charrette will be located at the Charlotte Trolley Museum at 1507 Camden Road:
Monday, May 16 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (drop-In anytime)
- Public Workshop: Come offer your thoughts and suggestions for the two corridors before the design team begins to work.
Tuesday, May 17 & Wednesday, May 18 – 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Open Design Studio: Drop-in anytime and come observe the work in progress and offer feedback on the initial recommendations.
Thursday, May 19 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Public Open House: Come see the charrette results and provide feedback on the preliminary recommendations.
Summer 2016 – Public Review of Recommendations
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