Committed to the corridor's people, progress, and cultural preservation, the Historic West End Partners leads the effort for economic development. As an advocate for resident retention and anti-displacement, the organization influences intentional development by aligning with entities that envision an equitable future.
Through strategic recruitment and retention efforts and high-quality public programs, the Historic West End Partners is advancing its mission of positively impacting the community.
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The Historic West End is home to some of Charlotte's oldest African American and racially integrated neighborhoods. Homes in the community date back to the first half of the 20th century, and they often lend West End neighborhoods their distinctive character. With positive developments underway, the Historic West End community promises new and long-time residents a diverse and lively experience.
One mile from Uptown Charlotte, the Historic West End is conveniently located near the center city while brimming with its own energy and potential. The Charlotte B-Cycle station, located at Johnson C. Smith University, offers a convenient bike share option for active commuters. The Gold Rush trolley line runs directly to Uptown at no cost to riders, and the LYNX Gold Line streetcar recently opened in 2021.
The opportunities to enjoy life in the West End are as varied as the art, food, and culture of those who seek them out. Mosaic Village, a popular mixed-use development, provides the convenience of a haircut at No Grease Barbershop, and the best-unobstructed views of Uptown at Skyline Terrace. Five Points Plaza is a new grassroots public realm space and home to Charlotte's first breakfast food truck rally-Savory Saturdays. It is additionally home to the Latibah Collard Green Museum's Underground Railroad Exhibit.