Craven Thomas Road/Robert Helms Road streetscape

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Prosperity Village Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program

Project phase

"Balancing Rock" and "Cornerstones" public art installations by artist Robert Tully


 Project updates

​Between 2014 and 2020, voters approved $120 million for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). This​ project was selected as one of the projects to move forward under the Prosperity Village CNIP. 

This project includes the design and installation of streetscape beautification to Craven Thomas Road and Robert Helms Road, off the I-485/Prosperity Church Road exit. The streetscape will include widening of the existing sidewalk to a multiuse path, trees/shrubs, resting areas, installation of artwork, bus stop shelter and plaza and street- and pedestrian-scale lighting. The Arts & Science Council​ orchestrated the art process, hiring the artist Robert Tully, and coordinating with him throughout the planning and design phases. Learn more about public art in Charlotte​.
  • ​To increase connectivity across the I-485 corridor

  • To create a gateway and community identify

  • To improve pedestrian safety

  • To encourage multimodal transportation

  • Streetscape beautification

The following public meetings were held during the planning and design phases. No other public meetings are scheduled to occur for this project. 

  • Public meeting on April 26, 2018 at Prosperity Presbyterian Church (view presentation)
  • Public workshop on August 29, 2017 at Crossway Community Church (View presentation)
  • Online public charrette (January 30 - February 17, 2017)​
  • Community Charrette​ on ​December 7, 2016 at Crossway Community Church (view presentation​)​ 

$4 million

​​​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.

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 Vicinity map

Craven Thomas/Robert Helms streetscape vicinity map