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LUESA Prepares for Suttle Avenue Move
As part of Phase 1 of the County’s “Bringing Mecklenburg County to You” Government Facilities Master Plan, all divisions of the County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) specifically, Air Quality, Code Enforcement, Water & Land Resources, GIS, Solid Waste and Support Services will be moving from the current location at the Hal Marshall building (700 N. Tryon St.) to a new location at the former Charlotte School of Law building, 2145 Suttle Ave. effective Dec. 21, 2015.
Limited service will be available to walk-in customers at the Hal Marshall location during the afternoon of Dec. 18. LUESA offices at the new Suttle Ave. location will be closed to walk-in customers on Dec. 21, 2015. However, online, field (inspections) and call-in services are planned to be available with little to no disruption.
Business Tax services, Community Support Services (including Veteran’s Services and the Women’s Commission) and Environmental Health Services will remain in Hal Marshall and remain open to the public on a normal schedule. Dorothy Doores Waddy Pavilion Dedication Held Today
Mecklenburg County honored the life and service of a community leader with a park pavilion dedication ceremony earlier today.
Clanton Pavilion, 3132 Manchester Drive, was officially renamed as the Dorothy Doores Waddy Pavilion before a packed audience including family and friends of Ms. Waddy.
Ms. Waddy is remembered as a leader in the Clanton Park neighborhood, where she served in several different roles and helped organize events and programs for residents.
View pictures of the dedication ceremony. Sixth and Tryon
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been working since 2014 on a strategy to re-imagine the Main Library to reflect what other 21st century libraries currently offer. To that end, I served on the Main Library Reinvention Library Committee with other key community leaders to develop a new community-based vision for the facility. The committee met for over a year and issued its final report in June 2015.
The next step in the project is to explore redevelopment of the block at 6th and Tryon. The Main Library/Spirit Square Block Redevelopment Steering Committee has been formed and includes myself as well as other key stakeholders and development experts. The Committee has selected DaVinci Development Collaborative to perform the following services: 1) Develop a Cohesive Conceptual Vision for the Block; 2) Evaluate Market Information, 3) Assess Alternate Approaches, and 4) Determine the Highest-and-Best Use Program for the Block.
The cost of the contract is $77,500 and will be shared between the three entities as follows:
The work should take approximately five months to complete. The final report will be presented to the Board in late spring. Park and Rec Receives Grant for Greenway Project
I am pleased to announce that Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is the recipient of a $50,000 implementation grant awarded by the Carolina Thread Trail’s governing board. Implementation grants provide funding to communities and nonprofit organizations to assist with land acquisition, trail corridor planning, construction and trail amenities.
Park and Recreation will apply the funding toward the construction of a pedestrian and bike bridge near Park Road Park and signage highlighting the health benefits of trails.
The bridge is part of a 1.4 mile segment of Little Sugar Creek Greenway that will be constructed between Tyvola Road and Huntingtowne farm Park beginning in January.
To learn more about Park and Recreation greenways, visit www.parkandrec.com or contact Jim Garges at 980-314-1012 or James.Garges@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.