City Council receives update on police division office space, economic development partner efforts

Ashley Simmons
asimmons@charlottenc.gov
4/10/2017

​​​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ashley Simmons

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​CHARLOTTE, NC (April 10, 2017) — Charlotte City Council received an update Monday night on the lease agreement for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's (CMPD) Central Division office space. Bank of America owns the facility.​ CMPD and Engineering and Property Management considered more than ten properties for the potential new location of the city-owned Central Division station.

At the April 24 council business meeting, council will be asked to approve a contract for design services and relocation assistance for tenants at 700 West 5th Street, the proposed site for the new Central Division facility. A budget adjustment will be included in the Fiscal Year 2018 Community Investment Plan.

Economic Development Financial Partners Update

City Council also received an update from economic development financial partners including Charlotte Regional Partnership, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Center City Partners and University City Partners. Financial partners shared information on their work plans that align with the city's focus areas and other strategic priorities.

Other Council Items

Road Resurfacing

City Council approved a road resurfacing contract in the amount of $ 4.4 million to pave an estimated 70 miles in the southern half of the city. This includes traffic control, asphalt paving, sidewalk and curb repairs, among other improvements.  Resurfacing of streets improves ride quality and reduces the occurrence of potholes. Notice of resurfacing will be provided to motorists, property owners, and residents by the contractor through use of signs placed on the street at least two weeks prior to the start of construction.

Traffic Signal Construction

Council also awarded a contract for $1.4 million for traffic signal modification, which will relocate and install new traffic signal equipment at various locations in Charlotte.  This will provide signal work for 20 locations across the city to keep pace with the expansion of Charlotte's network of over 760 signalized intersections.

​Fair Housing Month

Mayor Jennifer Roberts read a proclamation declaring the month of April 2017 as Fair Housing Month.