CLT Expects Large Holiday Crowds
Large crowds are expected at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
throughout the week, with Wednesday,
November 21 expected to be the busiest travel day. Security checkpoints
will open at 4:15 a.m. and additional Airport staff will be on hand to assist
customers with parking and directions.
While construction continues at CLT, there are more than 25,000 available
parking spaces on site. To access a real-time parking map, travelers should
visit parking.charlotteairport.com. Additionally, parking conditions are
available by phone at 704-359-5555 and through the Airport’s parking and
newsroom pages as well.
Passengers should be prepared and plan ahead before heading to the
Holiday Travel Tips:
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped off along the Terminal’s
curbside, however, vehicles cannot be left unattended. Curbside parking is not
allowed, and unattended vehicles may be towed; this includes all lanes on the
ticketing and baggage claim levels.
- You can save time by printing boarding passes at home.
- Security Checkpoint lines may be adjusted to accommodate anticipated
crowds, so pay close attention to signage and personnel directing you to the
proper queue lines.
Click here for additional holiday travel tips. Travelers can also follow
CLT’s Twitter feed for media and newsroom information, and helpful updates.
City Holiday Hours & Services
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday,
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will operate on a Sunday schedule
on Thursday, November 22. On Friday, November 23, CATS will operate
according to its Saturday schedule.
For more information, please contact CATS Customer Service at
704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Solid Waste Services (SWS) will not provide residential garbage,
recyclable, yard waste or bulky item collection on Thursday, November 22. Thursday customers will receive service on Friday, November 23 and Friday customers
on Saturday, November 24.
For more SWS service information, visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24 marks the third annual Small Business Saturday, a national movement to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Mayor Anthony Foxx is joining elected officials across the country in proclaiming November 24 Small Business Saturday in Charlotte and encouraging residents to support the local businesses that make our city great.
Visit CharlotteBusinessResources.com for signs and other resources for both businesses and consumers. For more information about Small Business Saturday, contact Gail Whitcomb firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDOT Open House Event
The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed a study
to develop an overall plan for roadway classification of W.T. Harris Boulevard
(NC 24) and Brookshire Boulevard (NC 16) that will affect motorists,
pedestrians, bicyclists and development along the corridors over time.
After gathering information and receiving public input, the study team
has drafted recommended classifications for distinct segments of each corridor.
The study’s results are intended to guide future decisions for transportation
projects and land development.
Your input is a valuable component of this study. CDOT will
sponsor the following community workshop:
W.T. Harris Boulevard Open
Thursday, November 29, 5 - 7
University City Regional
301 East W.T. Harris
Visit the project page for more open house information.
Dr. Martin Luther King Medallion Award Nominations
The Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. “Medallion” is the highest award given by the City of Charlotte to
honor the King Holiday. It is presented annually to individuals in the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg community who best exemplify the ideals of Dr. King.
Previous award winners include Harvey Gantt, Judge Shirley Fulton and Susan
Residents can nominate
citizens in their community who meet the following criteria:
1. Nominees must be a resident of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
2. Promote the ideals of racial equality and social justice as
espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including, but not limited to:
- Celebrating and promoting the worth of all
- Pursuing equal rights by non-violent means
- Encouraging people of diverse cultures to
live together in a spirit of love and acceptance
- Active involvement in community service
- Resisting injustice wherever it is found
- Promoting inter-group relations and
Nominations are due by Wednesday,
December 5. For a nomination form and more information, visit the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations page.
Prosperity Hucks Area Plan
The City of Charlotte is developing an area plan for the
Prosperity Hucks area which will serve as a policy guide for future growth and
The Prosperity Hucks Area Plan…
- Includes the
emerging Prosperity Church Road Mixed Use Center where Prosperity Church Road
intersects I-485. The 1999 Prosperity Church Road Villages Plan called for this
to be a mixed use pedestrian-oriented village. This plan process will review
that recommendation and determine an appropriate size and boundary for the
- Will explore
measures to preserve existing and emerging neighborhoods, while providing for any
particular needed improvements.
It is important
for area residents, property owners, business owners and other interested
persons to participate in the plan development process.
- Will review
existing and proposed street networks to facilitate safety, accessibility, and
Department will host community workshops on the following dates:
December 6, 2012, 6 p.m.
January 10, 2013, 6 p.m.
CrossWay Community Church
Prosperity Church Road
Click here to learn more about the Prosperity
Hucks Area Plan and how you can contribute.
Got Yard Waste? Prep It!
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services (SWS)
collects leaves and other yard waste for all city residents on the same day as
your garbage and recycling collection.
Use these tips to make sure you prep your yard
yard waste at the curb by 6:30 am on your scheduled collection day,
but no sooner than the day before collection. A minimum $50 citation
may be issued if you place yard waste at the curb sooner than the day
yard waste within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from
other collection items (including other yard waste) and obstacles such as
mailboxes, phone poles, vehicles and etc. Do
not block the sidewalk.
Items NOT accepted:
lumber and wood
For more information about yard waste and
recycling, visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, November 22 at 7 p.m. In this
episode, learn how to enjoy an efficient and happy holiday, find out how to
eliminate a hidden danger in your home, tag along with LYNX to the big games, meet
a native Aussie who’s fighting fires in Charlotte and learn how to be ‘snug as
a bug’ this winter.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at
www.charlottenc.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
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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