Albemarle Road is one of Charlotte's most demographically diverse corridors with 19% of its residents identifying as foreign born, representing over 60 countries from across the globe. Celebrating and investing in this culturally rich community is a priority for the City of Charlotte.
We have learned that most residents within the corridor are employed, but have challenges getting to and from their jobs. Household income and homeownership within the corridor are also lower than the city average. We're developing a playbook to address these issues and we'll need your help. Community feedback will drive the playbook development process as we create programs to increase job and entrepreneurship opportunities, improve roads, and access to public transit, create beautiful public spaces where communities come together and feel safe, and make housing options more affordable.
The corridor playbook will focus on areas between Independence Boulevard and Lake Forest Road with a focus on four major intersections. During the playbook process, corridor residents and businesses will be invited to share their experiences, needs and visions for the community.
You can get involved and stay connected in three ways. One, text "east" to 73224 to get invitations and information about upcoming events sent directly to your phone. Two, visit the City of Charlotte Corridor of Opportunity web page for more information. Three, tour the virtual information room to see what exists in corridor today and where opportunities await. A vibrant, prosperous corridor is not possible without you. Join us.