City of Charlotte to Receive $200,000 Grant from Lowe’s for New Public Space in West End
Cory Burkarth
Lowe’s 100 Hometowns Grant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 20, 2021) – The City of Charlotte will receive a grant from Lowe’s 100 Hometowns initiative to revamp a public space in the city’s West End at Tate Street and Beatties Ford Road. Lowe’s 100 Hometowns initiative, part of the company’s centennial celebration, seeks to enhance communities around the country by providing funding for 100 charitable projects, such as improvements to community spaces. The city’s Planning, Design and Development Urban Design Center team worked with members of the West End community to identify public spaces in need of improvement and Tate Street at Beatties Ford Road was one of the top four locations identified.

Collaboration with the community will continue as the project heads toward concept design and approval. The City of Charlotte is expected to complete the project by the end of 2021.

In addition to the grant from Lowe’s, the city will contribute $50,000 toward the project from its Corridors of Opportunity funding.

Corridors of Opportunity

Corridors of Opportunity aims to renew the City of Charlotte’s commitment to six key corridors, including the Beatties Ford Road corridor. Additional Corridors of Opportunity projects already underway in the area include Access Charlotte, Alternatives to Violence and the Beatties Ford Road Parallel Bike Boulevard.

"The purpose behind Corridors of Opportunity is to implement the work our communities have identified and prioritized, to achieve the results they want to see," said District 2 Council Member Malcolm Graham. "Thanks to Lowe’s generous donation, we are able to deliver on that goal for Beatties Ford Road in a way that benefits families and builds neighborhood pride."