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Center City Park Workshops

Citizens are invited to comment on plans for two new uptown parks, made possible by a land swap for a baseball stadium.


August 8, 2007

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will host a series of three community workshops to hear comments from citizens about the vision and design of two new parks in uptown Charlotte: New West Park and Second Ward Park.

NEW WEST PARK: This workshop will be held on August 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University's Hance Auditorium , 801 West Trade Street. New West Park is envisioned on a 5.2 acre site bounded by Mint Street, Church Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Third Street. This is a new site expected to be available after a "land swap" to provide a site for an uptown baseball stadium. Mecklenburg County has $9 million dollars in bond funds to design and build this park. Principles and concepts previously discussed for the previous site one block to the west will be incorporated into a plan to be presented at the workshop. Citizen comments will be taken.

This workshop will be held on August 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University's Hance Auditorium , 801 West Trade Street. New West Park is envisioned on a 5.2 acre site bounded by Mint Street, Church Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Third Street. This is a new site expected to be available after a "land swap" to provide a site for an uptown baseball stadium. Mecklenburg County has $9 million dollars in bond funds to design and build this park. Principles and concepts previously discussed for the previous site one block to the west will be incorporated into a plan to be presented at the workshop. Citizen comments will be taken.

SECOND WARD PARK: The site for this park would also come from the proposed land swap for the baseball stadium. A series of three workshops will be held at 6 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University's Hance Auditorium, 801 West Trade Street on each of the following evenings:
- Monday, August 13 (discussion of New West and Second Ward)
- Monday, September 10
- Wednesday, October 3

The site for this park would also come from the proposed land swap for the baseball stadium. A series of three workshops will be held at 6 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University's Hance Auditorium, 801 West Trade Street on each of the following evenings:- Monday, August 13 (discussion of New West and Second Ward)- Monday, September 10- Wednesday, October 3

Planning for Second Ward Park will begin with a workshop of general citizen comments. Park planners and consultants will then develop of conceptual plan to be discussed at the second workshop, with a final plan presented and discussed at the third workshop.

Second Ward Park will be would be developed on part of the current site of Marshall Park and the CMS Education Center. The County has allocated $6 million dollars to develop this park. It will be approximately 3.9 acres and will incorporate the old Second Ward School Gymnasium. Additional funding for this park would be provided by Spectrum Development Inc, master developer for the surrounding Brooklyn Village

These uptown parks are both envisioned in the Charlotte 2010 plan.




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