The City of Charlotte’s Placemaking Program launched in 2018 with the mission of using urban design and placemaking to transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant places for people. The Urban Design Center in the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design, and Development department is leading the effort with their own projects while creating opportunities for neighborhoods to use placemaking to promote community collaboration and accomplish public space goals.
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The City of Charlotte Placemaking Program is opening up a new round of Placemaking Grants for 2020. The application will be available on December 30th and be due on March 6th. Please visit our Placemaking Grant page for the guide, application, and other important details.
Building on the success of the Black Lives Matter mural in Uptown, the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners are piloting a pedestrian plaza at the mural’s location on South Tryon Street, between Third and Fourth streets. Learn more about how the city and its partners are reimagining the connection between place and identity in the heart of Charlotte.
Check out the resources below to see how the City of Charlotte is using placemaking to create more vibrant and well-loved community spaces, and how you can too.
Placemaking Manager, Urban Design Center
Principal Planner + Urban Designer