Applied Innovation Corridor


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​Program overview

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​North End: Charlotte’s next chapter

Working alongside residents, the City has been developing and refining potential infrastructure projects including investments in new street connections, streetscapes, sidewalk and bikeway improvements and improved connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users. ​


Priority projects identified

  • Potential benefits and achievements of the project – i.e. enhancement/beautification to corridor, provide alternative transportation choices, connectivity, etc.
  • Estimated cost
  • CIP goal – Which CIP goals are achieved by the project?
  • Stakeholder input – Is the community in favor of the project, and how is it favored in comparison to the other projects?
  • Market analysis – Is the project near an area that has been identified with strong potential for development in the short-term?
  • Impacts and challenges – i.e. costly utility relocation and land acquisition, environmental impacts, etc.
  • Ranking score – a scoring system was developed based on the CIP goals, stakeholder input and cost feasibility

Program funding and cost information

Funded through Transportation Bonds ($12.5 million from bonds passed by voters in 2014, $2.7 million from bonds passed by voters in 2016 and $13.8 million from bonds passed by voters in 2018)​

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​Projects in the Applied Innovation Corridor

Related projects

Additional resources 

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Resources