Community Investment Plan

​Land acquisition and street connections​

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

 

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Program contacts 

Derrel Poole 
Project Manager 
Engineering & Property Management 
704-353-1794 

Felix Obregon 
Transportation Project Manager
Charlotte Department of Transportation
 704-432-5729 

​​Program overview

​This program will implement the Independence Boulevard Area Plan in order to promote economic development along the Independence Boulevard corridor in key locations ​to support nodal development and reorient development toward Central Avenue and Monroe Road. Program investments will include improving accessibility between neighborhoods and key catalyst sites along the corridor by acquiring land to support redevelopment opportunities or land that may not be viable for development.​

​Program​ goals

  • To improve safety and mobility within the Independence Boulevard area

  • To encourage economic development within the Independence Boulevard area​

Public involvement

Residents looking at a map at a public meetingProject teams held a joint public meeting on October 27, 2015 at Ovens Auditorium. About 95 people attended, plus staff. It's one of several community engagement activities that began in April 2015.

The goal of the meeting was to present project recommendations and receive additional feedback from the broader community on the Community Investment Plan (CIP).  

During the meeting, staff displayed several maps to illustrate potential projects that were identified by the Independence Boulevard Area Plan (approved in 2011) by key stakeholders and by neighborhood leaders during focus group meetings. Their recommendations were ranked and prioritized based on specific criteria identified by each project. At this point in the process, the project recommendations are considered final.  

Next steps are to complete executive summary reports and prepare planning and design in accordance to each projects bond cycle. We will continue to keep the public updated on the status of each project as we move forward and the next planned community engagement event. ​

Program cost

Program funding of $​25 million from the following sources:

  • $12.5 million in voter-approved public improvem​ent bonds in 2014

  • $7.5 million in voter-approved public improvement ​bonds in 2016​

  • $5 million in proposed public improvement bonds in 2018

​​​​​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 2016 and will vote on further bond financing in 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 http://charlottefuture.com​


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