Parkwood Avenue streetscape

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Community Investment Plan

Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program​​​

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This project originated from the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) planning effort. This project will improve accessibility for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular connections to the proposed Parkwood Avenue light rail station. It will also promote economic development by providing infrastructure to support and encourage transit supportive development.

The cross section is proposed to include two travel lanes in each direction with buffered bike lanes, wider planting strips and sidewalks, planted medians in some locations and street trees. Additional traffic signals will also be installed. The proposed project limits are from the CSX Railroad bridge to North Davidson Street. 

  • ​To provide safer sidewalks, pedestrian refuge, buffered ​bike lanes and beautification with wider planting strips, decorative lighting and street trees

  • To provide pedestrian and bicycle connectivity throughout the corridor

  • To improve accessibility for the Optimist Park and Belmont neighborhoods and the Parkwood Avenue station

  • To promote economic development by providing infrastructure to support and encourage transit-supportive development​

​Community meetings were held during the planning phase on the dates listed below. Residents shared ideas and asked questions of the members of the project team.

  • October 13, 2016 at New Hampton Presbyterian Church (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)

  • October 12, 2016 at the Charlotte Main Library (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)

  • October 11, 2016 at Sugaw Creek Church (LYNX Blue Line Extension meeting)​

  • May 3, 2016 at Sugaw Presbyterian Church

  • May 5, 2016 at Oasis Shriners Center

  • October 29, 2015 at the Belmont Center

  • June 18, 2015 at the Belmont Center

  • October 28, 2015 at Sugaw Presbyterian Church

  • May 14, 2014 at Sugaw Presbyterian Church

​To be ​determined

​​​​The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. Voters approved bond financing in 2014 and will vote on further bond financing in 2016, 2018 and 2020. For this project, if voters approve funding, City staff engages the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project is estimated and published. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at​


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