Belk Greenway Connector - Baxter Street to East Stonewall Street

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Uptown CycleLink and a project recommendation from the Uptown Connects! Study​​​​

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Image of Belk Greenway Connector conceptIn the spring of 2016, the Charlotte Department of Transportation partnered with Charlotte Center City Partners to develop the Uptown Connects! Study, which identifies challenges of bicycling in uptown Charlotte and provides a series of recommendations to make cycling safer and more comfortable. The study also provides recommendations to link existing and future greenways and urban trail facilities and destinations throughout uptown. The Belk Greenway Connector was one of those recommendations.

This segment of the connector will link pedestrians and bicyclists between the Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Cross Charlotte Trail and Irwin Creek Greenway through uptown Charlotte. The project begins at the intersection of Pearl Park Way and Kenilworth Avenue and continues along Baxter Street, in tandem with the Pearl Street Park/Pappas Properties development. The project continues up McDowell Street, under I-277 and ends at the intersection of East Stonewall Street and McDowell Street. 

This multi-use path will mostly be 16 feet wide (where it's practical), with separated bicycle lanes on roadway portions.

​To​ provide pedestrians and bicyclists​ a missing connection from Little Sugar Creek Greenway to Irwin Creek Greenway

To provide east/west pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in and through uptown Charlotte

​​With direction from Charlotte City Council, project teams seek input from the community in order to build better projects and provide better services. Often, this input comes from the public involvement process used when building capital projects. Neighborhood public meetings are conducted by project teams and consultants in order to solicit ideas from nearby businesses and residents affected by the project and identify their concerns. Upcoming meetings will be posted on the project web page, and affected residents will receive a postcard in the mail.

​$2.4 million

  • $0.7 million from City sidewalk funds
  • $1.7 million from state and federal funds

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.

CAD drawing of Belk Greenway Connector


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