Construction and development of the City LYNX Gold Line (streetcar) along the West Trade/Beatties Ford corridor will serve as an engine for economic growth in the Historic West End area. While the streetcar will bring new investments and business patrons from other communities, the impact of construction is expected to have significantly impact the driving and shopping patterns of those who regularly spend money along the corridor.
The Historic West End Business Resilience Pilot Grant Program is designed to assist business owners along the West Trade/Beatties Ford Road corridor who anticipate being negatively impacted by construction of Phase II of the City LYNX Gold Line.
Businesses with frontage along the affected construction corridor (Trade Street west of I-77) are invited to apply. One grant will be awarded per business. See attached map for qualifying areas.
Participants in the pilot grant program will receive temporary signage for their business, an $800 voucher for marketing materials, and up to two-hours of in-kind graphic design services for production of marketing materials.
Signage will comply with all City of Charlotte regulations, particularly public right-of-way and commercial signage. Signs are required to be placed on the property of the business, not within the public right-of-way unless otherwise allowed by the City of Charlotte.
The signs will include a standard design scheme to maximize uniformity along the corridor. Colors, fonts, and text will be selected by Charlotte Center City Partners.
Funds provided by this program cannot be used for work previously done before participation in this program.
To apply, complete the Historic West End Initiative Small Neighborhood Grant Application below or call 704-458-6840. Applicants who wish to be considered for the $800 grant will be asked to provide an itemized budget for the grant.