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10th/Central/Louise pedestrian improvements

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Plaza/Central pedscape plan

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​​​​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 cross​walks and a mid-block crossing.

Project history

The 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. 
  • ​​To improve pedestrian safety at the intersection

  • To add a mid-block crossing near Oakland Avenue​​

A public meeting was held in November 2013 to seek input and share details of the project.
  $1.8​ 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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