The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch from the City of Pineville, through Center City and on to the UNCC campus and Cabarrus County line. This trail is being named the Cross-Charlotte Trail. When completed, residents will be able to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte to the other. Approximately 98,000 jobs and 80,000 residents will be located within ½ mile of the proposed Cross-Charlotte Trail. The trail will connect to many treasured places and major employment centers over the 26-mile alignment. A map of the proposed Cross-Charlotte Trail can be viewed here.
The City of Charlotte’s portion of the trail will be funded with proposed General Obligation Bonds ($5M in 2014 and $30M in 2016).
How You Can Get Involved
Community meetings will be scheduled throughout the project to keep you informed and provide opportunities for residents to share ideas and opinions with City planners and project managers. The City envisions a series of formal workshops and less formal “pop-up” meetings at various venues. See below for the latest list of upcoming meetings. There will also be additional opportunities to be involved through social media.
Upcoming Meetings (September)
September 15, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m.: AARP Members Meeting Jewish Community Center (5007 Providence Rd.)
September 15, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Park and Recreation Community Meeting (700 Parkwood Ave.)
September 16, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: South End Common Market (1515 S Tryon St.)
September 17, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: NODA Brewing Running Club (2229 N Davidson St.)
September 18, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m.: Birdsong Brewery (2315 N Davidson St.)
Septmeber 19-20, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Festival in the Park-Freedom Park (1900 East Blvd.)
Be sure to review the Additional Resources section below for project documents, materials from public meetings and other helpful information on the Cross-Charlotte Trail.