The project was derived from the Plaza/Central pedscape plan (PDF)
adopted by Charlotte City Council in 2003 and amended in 2011. It includes pedestrian improvements at the five-points intersection. Specific improvements may includes medians, decorative crosswalks and a mid-block crossing.
Project historyThe Plaza/Central pedscape plan is the result of collaboration between residents, business owners, property owners, community organizations and City of Charlotte staff to produce a policy document that reflects a shared vision for the area. The intersection where Central Avenue meets 10th and crosses Louise Avenue is a difficult location for pedestrian crossings. Pavement areas are wide, sight lines across the street are poor and traffic signal timing for the five-legged intersection limits available crossing time. These intersection improvements and pedestrian crossings will make the area more pedestrian-friendly in accordance with recommendation #7 in the Plaza Central pedscape plan. The increased pedestrian traffic will potentially spark interest in further redevelopment.