Chief Planning & Development Officer & Senior Vice President
As Charlotte Center City Partner’s (CCCP) Senior Vice President and Chief Planning and Development Officer, Cheryl Myers contributes to strategically guiding the growth and development of Uptown and South End. She partners with organizations and the community to advocate for innovative planning and urban design practices that enhance the neighborhoods of Center City. With over 30 years of experience in urban design and planning, Myers acts as a liaison between City and County governments, city planners, and consultants. She also manages CCCP’s projects and initiatives related to transportation and mobility.
Working closely with the City and County and consultant team, Myers served as the co-project director for the recently adopted Center City 2040 Vision Plan, a blueprint for the development and growth of Center City neighborhoods over the next ten years and beyond. She is also currently project director on the effort to create and animate the ‘Rail Trail’ – which has become a vibrant urban linear park located within the right-of-way of the Blue Line. Toward this effort, she was manager for the Trail’s Framework and Public Art Master Plans and has facilitated the installation of ‘activity nodes’ such as Edna’s Porch and public art like the Magic Carpet Murals. Myers was also co-manager for the North Tryon and South End Vision Plans.
Prior to working with Center City Partners, Myers worked in Bank of America’s corporate real estate department providing urban design expertise for the bank’s new facilities. She directed the master planning of Gateway Village in Third Ward and provided design advice for projects such as 7th Street Station parking deck, 401 North Church Street, Hearst Tower, and on the effort to recruit Johnson & Wales University to Charlotte.
Previous to living in Charlotte, Myers worked for architectural and engineering firms in Boston on projects such as: the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (‘The Big Dig’) and the MBTA’s Southwest Corridor Project (Orange Line Subway Extension) as well as various other transit and residential projects. She has also served as the Senior Planner for Urban Design and Area Plans with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board.
Myers holds Masters’s degrees in both Architecture and City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With a major in Studio Art, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College.