16th Street streetscape


Applied Innovation Corridor's​ North End

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​In 2014 and 2016, Charlotte voters approved Community Investment Plan bonds to improve infrastructure and leverage private investment throughout the city. Additional bond​s will be voted on in 2018. Among the areas receiving infrastructure improvements is 16th Street between Parkwood Avenue and North Tryon Street​. This is the first of many scheduled projects in the Applied Innovation Corridor's North End.

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 following proposed improvements will provide access to the LYNX Blue Line and improve connections across the railroad/light rail tracks. 

Benefits identified from these potential improvements:

  • Provides connections to nearby LYNX Blue Line stations

  • Provides transportation choices for cycling and walking, specifically with this being only one of two facilities cross the Norfolk Southern rail yard and LYNX Blue Line. The other roadway within the North End that cross the rail yard is Matheson Avenue​.

  • Complements other public investments in the area, such as the LYNX Blue Line​​, Cross Charlotte Trail​ (XCLT), North Tryon Business Corridor Improvements and the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program ​​​(NECI). 

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

  • Provides potential leverage for public/private partnership - market analysis identified area in vicinity as strong potential for development​

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

  • To provide aesthetic improvements to provide a more pleasant streetscape

​The City of Charlotte will engage the community to get input on the preliminary design that reflects the region's vision for infrastructure connectivity. Public participation will be important throughout this project to help identify alternatives that meet the City's goal to maintain the growth and vitality of the community and to support a healthy economy for Charlotte. Dates, times and locations of all meetings will be posted on this page, as well as on the Citywide Events Calendar.​​​​​

The project team has held the following public meetings:

​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, 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 Community Investment Plan at​


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