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now at DNCinfo.charlottenc.gov for updates via email or text message; it’s
the City’s official website to keep residents, business owners and commuters
updated leading up to and during the convention.
updates to the city site include:
- Commercial delivery protocol
- Taxi, limo and shuttle permits
- Airport traffic plans
- CATS Labor Day schedule
Yard waste and recycling services
As part of its focus on service to citizens during the
convention, the City launched dynamic web-based maps to help residents and
visitors navigate uptown during convention week. There is a map for each day of the convention, which shows road
closures, parade routes, event venues, vehicular checkpoints and more. These maps
render well in most mobile devices, giving you the ability to expand and zoom
in to specific streets. The maps are currently in beta form, so we encourage
residents’ feedback by visiting DNCinfo.CharlotteNC.gov and clicking the
feedback link on the left-hand side of the page.
CATS Hosts Transportation Fairs
Throughout August, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has hosted Transportation Fairs to share information on the rerouting of bus routes and LYNX Blue Line operations during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The Charlotte Transit Center will temporarily relocate to Third and South Mint Streets from September 3-5 during the DNC. The transit center will return to normal operations the morning of September 6.
The temporary transit center will operate under normal business hours and provide customers with the same amenities they depend on every day when using transit. CATS Transit Ambassadors will be on site assisting customers with transfers and transit questions.
The final Transportation Fairs will be held at the Charlotte Transit Center on:
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
7:30 am – 9:30 am
For general questions about CATS services, call 704-336-7433 or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Commercial building Retrofit Program Launches New Grant Cycle
Applications are being accepted for the Commercial Building Retrofit
Program. The CBRetro Program provides
funding for energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and
apartment communities within the Business Corridor Revitalization Geography.
For a limited time, the grant is being offered in conjunction with the recently
expanded Façade Improvement Program. This opportunity will allow for
enhancements to a building or community’s exterior in addition to improving
energy efficiency. In recognition of its success, the CBRetro Program 2012 received
an additional $207,005 allocation through the Southeast Energy Efficiency
Alliance (SEEA) and a 14-month extension of the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). The
deadline for applications is October 5,
More information on the CBRetro 2012 grant opportunity, including the
required application, can be found here or contact Nicole Storey, email@example.com, for more information.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful Launches SmartArt: Graffiti Prevention Mural Grant
Through a generous community grant from the Lowe’s Charitable &
Educational Foundation, Keep Charlotte Beautiful has announced the Smart Art
Graffiti Prevention Mural Grant which provides funding to develop public art as
a means for graffiti abatement. A maximum of $10,000 has been made available.
Neighborhood or business based organizations must apply by Monday, September 24. Projects must be completed, including submission of all
final project reporting requirements, by Monday,
To review the application criteria and apply to be selected for the
2012 Graffiti Prevention Mural Grant, visit the Keep Charlotte Beautiful website.
Former Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess' Memorial
Charlotte City Council will join the
Arts & Science Council (ASC) and Charlotte 2012 Host Committee to kick-off
the DNC by paying tribute to former Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess
through dedication of “Ascendus,” a 60-foot sculpture located at the key entry
way to the Charlotte Douglas Internation Airport. The artwork was designed to be an instantly
recognizable icon and stands in recognition of the indelible mark Burgess made
on Charlotte-Mecklenburg through her more than thirty years of public service.
The dedication will take place Friday,
August 31 at 10 a.m. at the Harris
Conference Center - CPCC West Campus. Hosts will include Mayor Anthony Foxx, Charlotte
2012 Host Committee Director Dan Murrey and Arts & Science Council
President Scott Provancher.
The artist, Ed Carpenter, specializes in large-scale public installations
ranging from architectural sculpture to infrastructure design. The artwork is
being fabricated locally by Charlotte-based SteelFab.
Mark Your Calendars for the Airport Runway 5K
Douglas International Airport will host the Sixth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 8 am. Last year’s event drew nearly
2,000 runners and walkers and raised more than $20,000 for Lifespan’s Community
Activities Employment Transition Program (CAET).
the 2012 event will also benefit the nonprofit organization, LifeSpan, that
assists children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing
education, employment and enrichment opportunities. Fifteen LifeSpan
participants currently work at the Airport.
are available to those who preregister before Friday, October 12. All runners
and walkers must be registered by noon on Friday, October 26 and are asked to
arrive at least one hour prior to the event start.
Visit cltairport.com for more
information and to preregister for the event.
When the contents are gone, let
the carton live on! Recycle It!, Charlotte's
residential recycling program encourages citizens to Recycle all of your food
and drink cartons such as milk, juice and soup. Other Recycle It! accepted
1-5 & 7
Solid Waste Services
has also installed 45 new steel recycling containers in Uptown to
expand its on-street recycling program. In partnership with ReCommunity, these
containers have been wrapped with graphics that include a sustainability
message to encourage pedestrians to use the bins to help reduce the amount of
materials taken to the landfill.
information about Recycle It!, visit the Solid Waste Services website.
For additional information, be sure to visit www.charlottenc.gov, or the City of Charlotte’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
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