​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Local and national dignitaries visit MLK Park

U.S. Reps. John Lewis (Ga.) and Alma Adams (N.C.), along with Johnson C. Smith University ​President Ronald L. Carter joined hundreds of community members in a march from MLK Park to Bette Rae ​Thomas Recreation Center on Nov. 5, 2016. MLK Park is a key element of the West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry CNIP area. Plans for the park include additional access points and parking -- proposed by the consultant, Stantec -- during a four-day charette held Nov. 7-10, 2016 at Mosaic Village. The future Stewart Creek Greenway​, being built by Mecklenburg County, will be built just outside the park.​