Brevard Street Urban Design Study
(Adopted by City Council on March 24, 2008)
In 2002, the City of
undertook a master plan study of the Second Ward area, following the completed 2010 Center City Vision Plan. The study further redefined goals established in the 2010 Plan: "To create a livable and memorable urban neighborhood in the heart of the City, through mixed land uses, diverse architecture and housing types, unique infrastructure and a hierarch of Open Spaces." The study established methods for turning Second Ward into a "neighborhood" and less like a group of disconnected institutional and public buildings.
This study looks a the opportunities for enhancing the
area from the new
arena to the convention center. Secondly, it examines the possible synergies with the additional of a NASCAR Hall of Fame and convention center expansion combined. Establishing a "connectivity framework" is addressed in the study. The total area impacted consists of nine blocks bound by
East Second Street
East Trade Street
, the Charlotte Trolley tracks and
South Caldwell Street
. Within these boundaries, nearly forty acres of prime development land exists. In addition, development opportunities also exists east of
and south of
East Stonewall Street
, where an additional twelve acres could become available through modifications to the existing I-277 interchange exists. This area could potentially accommodate future Convention Center expansion, high-density development and better, direct linkage between Dilworth and the proposed NASCAR Hall of Fame.