CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The City of Charlotte is celebrating its 250th anniversary and its commitment to completing 250 placemaking projects through the Placemaking Grant program. The Placemaking Grant is a community-building initiative that will support quick-win, transformative projects throughout the city to create and enhance community vibrancy, safety and identity through:
- Activation of leftover and/or underutilized spaces
- Streetscape improvements
- Art and beautification efforts
- Creation of community gathering spaces
The Placemaking Grant builds upon opportunities presented in the city's Placemaking Hub, which provides toolkits to inspire and guide placemaking efforts. The grant has a total pool of $50,000. The city received 78 Letters of Intent for the grant totaling more than $608,000 in requested funds. The following projects have been awarded funding and are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019.
|Project Name||Project||Applicant||Location||Grant Awarded|
|CLT 250 Park Selfie Stations||Selfie Stations||ACSM Inc.||Various||$10,000|
|Charlotte Queen Crown Bike Rack||Custom Bike Rack||Collingwood Neighborhood||Collingwood||$1,640|
|Oaklawn Park - Paint the Pavement||Painted Traffic Circles||Oaklawn Park Community Improvement Organization||Oaklawn Park||$2,500|
|Plaza Midwood Placemaking 2018||Alley Enhancements, Murals and Signal Cabinet Wraps|
Plaza Midwood Merchants
|StoneBridge Church Community||Pocket Park||StoneBridge Church Community||Prosperity Church||$7,000|
|The Bus Stops Here||Bus Stop Mural||India association of Charlotte||Westover Hills & Revolution Park||$2,555|
|The Madison Park-Way Centerpiece Project @ Wedgewood and Seneca||Painted Intersection/Crosswalk||Madison Park Homeowners Association||Madison Park||$950|
|University City Pop-up Pocket Park||Pocket Park||University City Foundation||University City||$4,000|
|West Side Community Gathering Place||Pocket Park & Public Makers Space||West Side CLT||Enderly Park||$10,000|
|Wildflowers on 12||Wall Mural||Melissa Wineman||Sunnyside & Belmont||$3,855|
Keep an eye out for additional placemaking initiatives popping up throughout the city. Visit charlottenc.gov/placemaking or contact Monica Holmes for more information about the program.
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