WHAT IS THE CENTER CITY 2020 VISION PLAN?
The Center City 2020 Vision Plan is a collaborative community planning process to guide the development of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s urban core over the next decade.
WHY DOES CHARLOTTE NEED A PLAN FOR THE CENTER CITY?
Vision plans since the early 1960s have proven valuable in shaping Charlotte to best meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. Our community has evolved with exceptional outcomes and guided growth as a result of the 2010 Vision Plan. The entire regional community benefits from the health and vibrancy of Center City Charlotte.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PLAN?
The 2020 Vision Plan is a
collaboration between Charlotte Center City Partners, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg
County. The process is
being overseen by a Steering Committee co-chaired by community leaders Ann
Caulkins and Harvey Gantt.
HOW MUCH WILL THE PLAN COST?
The total budget allocated is $750,000, and the three funding partners intend to bring the plan in under budget.
WHO IS CREATING THE PLAN?
The 2020 Vision Plan has been created by nationally-recognized urban planning and community design firm MIG, based in California, with partnership from three Charlotte companies: urban designers ColeJenest and Stone, transportation consultant Kimley-Horn & Associates and marketing communications firm Wray Ward as well as nationally recognized economics and marketing experts Economic Research Associates.
WHAT IS THE PLANNING PROCESS?
A community-wide collaborative planning process is essential to identifying issues and guiding the growth of the community. Three community workshops have allowed the public to actively take part in the planning process and inform the vision. Residents have also provided input through other communications portals, including this project website.
HOW CAN RESIDENTS BE HEARD ON THEIR VISION FOR CHARLOTTE’S CENTER CITY?
Charlotte residents have attended and participated in a variety of opportunities to help shape the Draft Plan. You can comment on the Draft Plan through this website by following the links on the home page.
WHEN WILL RESIDENTS SEE THE PLAN?
The Draft Plan is now available to review. Based on review of the draft, the Final Plan will be reviewed by the City Council, with an expected adoption of September 12th, 2011.
WHAT IS CENTER CITY?
Center City is the urban core of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, typically described as Uptown and its surrounding neighborhoods. The Center City 2020 Vision Plan plan area includes Uptown, South End and other close-in neighborhoods just beyond the I-277 loop.