16th Street streetscape

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Applied Innovation Corridor's​ North End

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​This project will include a two-lane roadway, bicycle lanes, planting​ strips, sidewalks and street lights on 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue. The City is also working in coordination with the private developer for Optimist Hall to implement portions of the project, including the realignment of 16th Street from Parkwood Avenue to LYNX Blue Line. 

Benefits identified from these potential improvements:

This project is being coordinated with the Charlotte Water's Belmont and Optimist Park wastewater pipe replacement project and Storm Water Services' Parkwood Phase 2 storm drainage improvements project. Combining these projects will be more convenient for residents, decreasing the length of time needed to close 16th Street during construction as well as be more cost efficient.

  • ​To provide safer and improved transportation options for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on 16th Street between North Tryon Street and Parkwood Avenue

  • To provide aesthetic improvements for​ a more pleasant streetscape

​The project team held two public meetings in May 2017 and July 2018 to get feedback from residents on potential improvements in this area.

​To be ​determined​

Funding is currently allocated within North Carolina Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program for changes to pavement markings to incorporate bike lanes.

​​​​​​The Capital 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, 2016 and 2018 and will vote on further bond financing in 2020. For this project, 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 Capital Investment Plan at​


​16th Street project boundaries