Urban Design

​Tactical Urbanism​​

Partnering with Neighborhood and Business Services and with the help of volunteers from various City departments, the Urban Design team created a one day “pop-up” event at the former Eastland Mall site. Eastland "days gone by" and Eastland "days to come” collided in a special fun, free event where people gathered to reminiscence and imagine new possibilities for the site, as part of the evolving Eastland story. The event included family fun and activities centered on the site's history, the local community, and imagining and participating in the future of Eastland.

The event was regarded as a tremendous success and was covered by various news outlets:

Charlotte Business Journal – May 19,2017

WCCB Charlotte – May 19, 2017

Charlotte Business Journal – May16, 2017

Something New Under the Sun

​Find out more about current efforts to redevelop the Eastland Mall site by visiting the City of Charlotte Economic Development division's Eastland Mall web page HERE.

People painting a sun logo Everyone's creativity and imagination was put to use painting the event's signature logo.

The Eastland Mall consultants The City's Eastland consulting team surveyed residents about preferences for future use of the site.

 Free bicycles were available so riders of all sizes could test the quarter-mile cycle track. Area residents shared their memories of Eastland Mall  with historian Tom Hanchett.Kids playing This event was a perfect setting for area residents to get to know their neighbors.  Yes, you can high five a friend at the Eastland Mall, thanks to one of the new Can Do signs.​​​​

Kids painting Artists of all ages helped out. Things sometimes got a little messy.

Eating from the food trucks Several local food trucks participated, offering a variety of tasty treats. 

Little girl on a bike The Charlotte Roller Girls spent some time helping the littlest bicyclists navigate the track. Games and activities kept the kids busy. The weather was sunny and warm all afternoon.EastlandLots of families came out to enjoy the day. We all scream for ice cream!Queen City Quiz Show Matt Olin and Tim Miner debut the Queen City Quiz Show​​​, pitting the East Side against Wesley Heights.

The completed sun logo Each individually created section worked together to make this spectacular multi-colored sun.

Police officer and young girl riding bikes Officer Micah Ramsey of CMPD's Eastway Division rides the cycle track with a new friend.

 The Charlotte Roller Girls stopped skating long enough to pose for a group photo.Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department's Station 42 stopped by for a visit.People and bicycles The Eastland Mall parking lot was once again a busy place, at least for an afternoon.Tim Miner Tim Miner of Queen City Quiz Show gets some feedback from the audience.