Chief Planning & Development Officer & Senior Vice President
As Charlotte Center City Partner’s Senior Vice President & Chief Planning & Development Officer, Cheryl Myers contributes to strategically guiding the growth and development of Uptown and South End. She also partners with organizations and citizens to advocate for innovative planning and urban design practices that enhance all the neighborhoods of the Center City. With more than 30 years’ experience in urban design and planning, Myers acts as liaison between City and County governments, city planners and consultants. She also manages the agency’s projects and initiatives related to transportation and research.
Working closely with the City and County and consultant team, Myers served as the project manager for the 2020 Vision Plan, a blueprint for development and growth of Center City neighborhoods for the next ten years and beyond. She is also currently project director on the effort to create the ‘Rail Trail’ – which is envisioned to become an urban linear park within the right-of-way of the Blue Line and co-manager for the North Tryon Vision and Master Plan.
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 the Gateway Village project in Third Ward and provided advice for the design of projects such as 7th Street Station parking deck, 401 North Church Street, ChapelWatch, Hearst Tower, and on the effort to recruit Johnson & Wales University to Charlotte.
Previous to living and working 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 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.