City of Charlotte announces Placemaking Grant winners

Nicole Storey

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 NameProjectApplicantLocationGrant Awarded
CLT 250 Park Selfie StationsSelfie StationsACSM Inc.Various$10,000
Charlotte Queen Crown Bike RackCustom Bike RackCollingwood NeighborhoodCollingwood$1,640
Oaklawn Park - Paint the PavementPainted Traffic CirclesOaklawn Park Community Improvement OrganizationOaklawn Park$2,500
Plaza Midwood Placemaking 2018Alley Enhancements, Murals and Signal Cabinet Wraps

Plaza Midwood Merchants


Plaza Midwood$7,000
StoneBridge Church CommunityPocket ParkStoneBridge Church CommunityProsperity Church$7,000
The Bus Stops HereBus Stop MuralIndia association of CharlotteWestover Hills & Revolution Park$2,555
The Madison Park-Way Centerpiece Project @ Wedgewood and SenecaPainted Intersection/CrosswalkMadison Park Homeowners AssociationMadison Park$950
University City Pop-up Pocket ParkPocket ParkUniversity City FoundationUniversity City$4,000
West Side Community Gathering PlacePocket Park & Public Makers SpaceWest Side CLTEnderly Park$10,000
Wildflowers on 12Wall MuralMelissa WinemanSunnyside & Belmont$3,855

Keep an eye out for additional placemaking initiatives popping up throughout the city. Visit or contact Monica Holmes for more information about the program.



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