The North Tryon Vision Plan is a joint collaboration among the City of Charlotte, Foundation For The Carolinas and Charlotte Center City Partners focused on a 60-acre, 50-square-block district in Center City Charlotte. A consortium of nearly two dozen civic, business and government institutions is working to create and facilitate an innovative vision and implementation plan that will catalyze new development in the North Tryon area.
In November 2015, the North Tryon Project Team hosted a community presentation of the draft North Tryon Vision Plan. The event, attended by more than 200 community stakeholders, business leaders and neighbors, was held at UNC-Charlotte Center City campus, overlooking the new First Ward Park. The Vision Plan was presented by Daniel Iacafano of MIG, Inc., the project consultants.
The NTVIP Study Area is located along North Tryon Street in the north eastern section of Uptown Charlotte. The area straddles two neighborhoods, 1st Ward and 4th Ward and is bound on the west by North Poplar Street, the south by 5th Street, the east by North Caldwell Street and the north by 13th Street. The area is also well served by direct access to I-77 and I-277. The light rail Blue Line Extension, the Trade Street streetcar project, and a 330-unit residential tower are under construction in the area. A new public park and a mixed use urban village are expected to break ground this year in First Ward.
The study area is a mere two blocks from Independence Square, the heart of the region and is anchored by civic/cultural venues including: Discovery Place, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, ImaginOn (children’s library and theatre), Museum of the New South, Spirit Square and McGlohan Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, McColl Center for Visual Art, NC School of Ballet and the UNC Charlotte Uptown campus amongst others. The Foundation for the Carolinas headquarters is located in the recently renovated Montaldo’s retail store. Additionally, the Foundation acquired the Carolina Theatre from the City of Charlotte and plans to restore the abandoned 1920’s theatre located on the corner of 6th and Tryon Street.
North Tryon Vision Plan Partners
- Arts and Science Council
- Bank of America
- Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
- Charlotte Center City Partners
- Charlotte Chamber
- Charlotte Housing Authority
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
- City of Charlotte
- Discovery Place
- Dunhill Hotel
- Foundation For The Carolinas
- Grubb Properties
- Knight Foundation
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Levine Properties
- Mecklenburg County
- Novare Group
- Parkway Properties
- Skookum Digital Works
- Peter’s Episcopal Church
- UNC Charlotte