National Urban Space Experts in Charlotte for North Tryon Vision Plan Work

October 22, 2014 10:02 am

A team of nationally renowned thought leaders will visit Charlotte this week to provide expertise and participate in an intensive design process for the North Tryon Vision Plan, the effort to reenergize the North Tryon corridor in uptown Charlotte. The team brings extensive expertise in urban design, shared spaces, cultural programming and social issues.

Thought leaders will include: (see attached for bios)

During their three-day visit, the steering committee for the North Tryon Vision Plan, its project consultant team, MIG Inc. + Snøhetta and this panel of experts will conduct workshops and interactive dialogue with invited N. Tryon stakeholders and community leaders.  They hope to share expertise and gather feedback on urban and public realm themes, such as real estate development, public art, social service issues and cultural programming.  They will also tour sites within the corridor, and participate in an extensive design charrette process for the vision plan.

The primary goal of the vision plan is to re-energize the North Tryon area of Uptown, capitalizing on existing amenities and organizations to leverage an innovative, proactive and coordinated development strategy. The plan will address the area’s urban design and infrastructure needs and formulate ideas and strategies to create a shared vision that will catalyze development and bring new life to the area.


Twenty-one organizations from the public, private, education and non-profit sectors have signed on as investors for the plan. Each organization has a vested interest in seeing renewed energy and excitement in the North Tryon street corridor.


About Foundation For The Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas is a nonprofit community foundation serving donors and a broad range of charitable purposes in North and South Carolina. With assets of more than $1.4 billion, the Foundation encourages and makes possible philanthropic giving by individuals of all means to benefit their communities. Visit


About Charlotte Center City Partners

Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. The organization’s vision is to help create a viable, livable, memorable, and sustainable Center City with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of thriving businesses. For complete information about Charlotte Center City Partners, visit


The North Tryon Vision Plan is funded by the following organizations:

Arts and Science Council

Grubb Properties

Bank of America

Knight Foundation

Charlotte Center City Partners

Levine Museum of the New South

Charlotte Chamber

Levine Properties

Charlotte Housing Authority

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

City of Charlotte

Novare Group

Discovery Place

Parkway Properties

Dunhill Hotel

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Foundation For The Carolinas

Skookum Digital Works

UNC Charlotte


For more information, visit


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