The Knight Foundation awarded Charlotte Center City Partners a 3-year, $1.5 million grant to fund this work. Initially, Charlotte Center City Partners will focus economic development efforts in the West Trade Street/Beatties Ford Road corridor from I-77 to NC-16, as shown below. However, the impact of this work extends outside this corridor, so Charlotte Center City Partners will seek to engage stakeholders beyond this area.
Charlotte Center City Partners worked closely with community leaders and received feedback on a tactical framework organized into three themes: Engage, Prosper and Enjoy. The Historic West End Tactical Plan is organized by those themes and will be used to coordinate, stimulate and lead redevelopment efforts in Historic West End.