Projects

Backlot Trail Phase 1

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SouthPark Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP)

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Backlot Trail rendering

 SouthPark CNIP events

 

 

 

 Project updates

​This proje​ct will design and construct​ a neighborhood asphalt multiuse trail system south of Fairview Road, creating a connection between Park Road Park and McMullen Creek Greenway. The trail would connect neighborhoods to the activity center, Park Road Park and the Cross Charlotte Trail.

  • ​To support an evolving mixed-use activity center

  • To improve bicycle and pedestrian access from neighborhoods

  • To create a "park-once" environment

  • To increase the quantity and quality of greenspace

  • To support economic vibrancy and strong sense of place

  • To leverage public and private investments

  • To capitalize on strategic partnerships

The project team has aggressively solicited input from residents and businesses in the SouthPark area and surrounding neighborhoods though the following activities:

  • September 27, 2018: SouthPark all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • April 10, 2018: SouthPark all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • January 23, 2018: Public all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • November 27-30 - Project development workshop at Hilton Garden Inn

  • October 2017 - Online survey​

  • September 17​, 2017 - CNIP kickoff meetings at Sharon Presbyterian Church

​To be de​termined

​​​​​​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 http://charlottefuture.com​


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