In 2014 and 2016, Charlotte voters approved Community Investment Plan bonds to improve infrastructure and leverage private investment throughout the city. Additional bonds will be voted on in 2018. Among the areas receiving infrastructure improvements is the North Tryon Street Gateway. This is the first of many scheduled projects in the Applied Innovation Corridor's North End.
This project will provide improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue, as well as an upgraded streetscape with these proposed improvements:
New bicycle lanes in both directions
New sidewalk with a planting strip that will allow for street trees and/or other landscaping
Potentially adding street/pedestrian lighting or other amenities along the roadway
Realignment of a portion of 16th Street between the CATS Blue Line Extension and Parkwood Avenue