The values, priorities, and projects outlined in the Center City 2040 Vision Plan were adopted by City Council in late 2021 and provide a framework for growth in the urban core over the next two decades.
This community-led vision enables Center City to bound forward, specifically calling out ten focus areas where the public and private sectors can work with the community to realize transformative development and guide investment.
West Trade Street / Beatties Ford Road Corridor
Reconfigure the interchange at I-77 and West Trade Street to create new public land for development that generates new tax revenue that can be reinvested back into the West End.
North End Neighborhoods
Create a new mobility hub at the heart of a dense mixed-use redevelopment of the Hal Marshall site where the Blue Line and planned Silver Line light rail will intersect.
Cedar Yards / Foundry District
Create a lively mixed-use district around Bank of America Stadium that integrates wellness, athletics, and entertainment activities.
Better connect South End and Uptown by capping the I-277 freeway between College and Church Streets, creating new space for new parks and commercial spaces.
Transform Government District into a full service, mixed-use neighborhood.
Tryon Street Uptown
“Reimagine” Tryon Street by creating a comprehensive new streetscape, activating the ground floor environment and attracting diverse local shops, and restaurants.
East Trade Street /Elizabeth Avenue
Redesign and program current public spaces at Government Center Plaza, Old City Hall and the Old County Courthouse to be more useful and attractive public spaces along East Trade Street.
Transform Brevard Street into a fun, authentically Charlotte place that complements the existing hospitality destinations and celebrates Second Ward’s African American history.
Medical & Wellness/Innovation District
Create a new neighborhood centered on health education and innovation that benefits residents, schools, and the surrounding area.
Second Ward High School
Rebuild Second Ward High School with a unique curriculum addressing economic mobility and aligned with business needs and partnerships.