Corridor Redevelopment Programs
Strong urban business districts not only impact the overall health of our community, but they also help strengthen the residential neighborhoods surrounding them, providing employment opportunities with goods and services to commuters and neighborhood residents.
Small businesses, property owners, and developers with projects in the areas below may be eligible for a variety of matching grants to assist with paying the costs of improving their properties. To learn about these opportunities and other redevelopment initiatives, contact Todd DeLong, Redevelopment Manager.
A component of quality and sustainable corridor revitalization is Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The purpose of TOD is to create compact, walkable communities around high-quality transportation systems, including a mixture of office, residential, retail, and civic uses. For example, the first phase of the Lynx Blue Line generated more than $1.8B of private development.
Beatties Ford Road is a major transportation corridor from uptown Charlotte through the heart of the Historic West End neighborhood. The Historic West End was developed in the early 1900s as one of the city's first suburban neighborhoods and was accessible by trolley from the uptown business core. The Beatties Ford corridor is home to, among others, Johnson C. Smith University and the Northwest School of the Arts, several prominent and historic churches, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library branch, and the recently completed CMPD Metro Division headquarters. Many great business and infill development opportunities exist in the corridor.
Named after the Rozzelle family who operated a river ferry in the 19th century, Rozzelles Ferry Road is located just northwest of uptown Charlotte. Close to the Beatties Ford Road corridor and Johnson C. Smith University, many great business and infill development opportunities exist in the corridor.
Just to the North of uptown Charlotte, North Tryon connects uptown to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. North Tryon has a rich history as one of the main trading routes in the city during the 1750's. It is home to the historic Rosedale neighborhood where one of the few remaining plantation houses is open to the public. Many great business and infill development opportunities exist in the corridor.
Freedom Drive and Wilkinson Boulevard are major transportation corridors from uptown Charlotte, providing connections to Charlotte /Douglas International Airport. The corridors are home to, among others, the Charlotte School of Law, Bryant Park and Wesley Village. Many great business and infill development opportunities exist in the corridor.
The Eastland Area Plan, adopted by City Council in 2003, established a vision for Eastland Mall and the surrounding area. The small area plan envisioned a vibrant community defined by a unique town center, attractive mixed-use corridors, and distinct gateways. It included a mix of housing types, easy access to a multi-modal and connected transportation system, and a unified community.