During the I-85/Sugar Creek playbook process, addressing crime and improving community safety was the top priority for corridor residents and stakeholders.
Residents and businesses are negatively affected by public safety issues. Public safety issues may cause businesses to:
Change hours of operation
Raise prices due to losses
Relocate outside of the community
Safe Biz CLT aims to help mitigate those issues.
The City of Charlotte is working with Duke Energy One to install, configure, and maintain cameras in participating businesses along the I-85/Sugar Creek corridor. Once the cameras are installed, City of Charlotte public safety agencies (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Charlotte Fire departments) can access the video through the CMPD Real Time Crime Center.
The program is a three-year pilot. For more information, please contact Adam Keith,