North Tryon Street gateway


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 bonds will be voted on in 2018. Among the areas receiving infrastructure improvements is the North Tryon Street​ Gateway. This is the first of many scheduled projects in the Applied Innovation Corridor's North End.

​​In an effort to provide an improved pedestrian environment on North Tryon Street between 11th Street and Dalton Avenue, the following streetscape elements are being considered:

  • ​Widening sidewalk where possible

  • Shifting sidewalk away from curb where possible to provide a planting strip between vehicular traffic and pedestrians (In some areas, sidewalk improvements will be difficult to achieve due to constraints such as buildings in close proximity to the roadway and in areas where the railroad bridges cross North Tryon Street near the 16th Street and 13th Street/North Church Street intersections).

  • Adding street lighting

  • Landscaping and trees

  • Providing safety and aesthetic improvements in and around the railroad bridges are also under consideration. (These improvements may include barriers between the columns of the bridge, lighting, landscaping and aesthetic improvements around the structures or artwork).

​Phased improvements

The streetscape improvements may be implemented in the following phases under consideration:

  1. ​16th Street to Dalton Avenue

  2. 11th Street to 16th Street​​

Another City project, the North Tryon Street business corridor, begins at Dalton Avenue and extends to 30th Street. Project amenities being implemented this that project include crosswalks, sidewalks, planting strips, decorative lighting and bicycle lanes. Construction on this project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017. Learn more about the North Tryon Street business corridor project​.​

No changes to traffic operation

No changes will be made to the traffic operation on North Tryon Street between 11th Street and 15th Street. Careful study has revealed that that current four lanes are necessary to maintain current travel standards.

  • ​To provide an improved pedestrian environment on North Tryon Street​

  • To provide a better walking environment between uptown and the North End

  • To create a gateway into ​the North End

​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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