STEELE CREEK NEWS
Community Input Requested for CNIP Road Projects
(March 14, 2017)
Charlotte city staff identified the need for improvements to Brown-Grier Road and Sandy Porter Road
during the community involvement process for the
Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP) for
the Whitehall/Ayrsley area.
The project team held a public meeting February 16 to present
preliminary conceptual plans and to gain a better understanding on which
features the community prefers. If you were not able to attend the
meeting please take this opportunity to weigh in on these features
by clicking on the Online public meeting image
below and completing the survey.
The staff PowerPoint presentation provides greater detail on the
plans and is available
The plan for Brown-Grier Road calls for a four lane divided road
with a raised grassy median and left turn lanes at cross streets. It
also includes on each side a bike buffer, bike lane, 8 foot planting
strip, and a 10 foot multi-use path. The typical cross section would
require a 123 foot right-of-way. The project limits for the
Brown-Grier Road project are Steele Creek Road and Whitehall
two options for Sandy Porter Road, which did not project as much
traffic as Brown-Grier Road. Option 1 calls for a three lane road
with a center left turn lane similar to the current road. It also
includes on each side a bike buffer, bike lane, and 8 foot planting
strip. It would have a 6 foot sidewalk on the west side of the
street and a 10 foot multi-use path on the east side. The typical cross section
would require a 90 foot right-of-way.
Option 1 does not
restrict left turns, reduces right-of-way needed by four feet, and
maintains existing access.
Option 2 calls for
a two lane divided road with a raised grassy median, left turn
lanes at cross streets, and pedestrian refuges. It also includes on each side a bike buffer,
bike lane, and 8 foot planting strip. It would have a 6 foot
sidewalk on the west side of the street and a 10 foot multi-use path
on the east side. The typical cross section
would require a 94 foot right-of-way, four more feet than Option 1.
Option 2 is more
aesthetic, creating a place making amenity, provides more safety by
including pedestrian refuges and limiting left turn lane traffic
conflicts, provides traffic calming, and includes less impervious
When you complete
the survey, be sure to indicate that you like either the center left
turn lane for Option 1 or the raised median and pedestrian refuges
for Option 2. The project limits for Sandy Porter Road are Williams Glen Road and South Tryon Street.
November 2016 voters approved a $55,000,000 bond referendum for
Neighborhood Improvement Bonds to pay for continuing expenses for
the Whitehall/Ayrsley and other CNIP projects. The six
Whitehall/Ayrsley CNIP project
locations are shown on the map below. To view a more detailed map
showing the CNIP projects, click
HERE or on the map.
Once staff has
received input from the community through the survey, they will
finalize the conceptual plans, begin preliminary design, and
schedule additional public meetings. To receive
updates, text "charmeck cnip5" (with a space between
"charmeck" and "cnip5") to 468311 or click "Notify Me" on the
CharlotteFuture.com/ Whitehall page.
currently is underway on apartments at the corner of Sandy Porter Road and Brown-Grier Road.
Developers will be required to make road and sidewalk improvements on adjacent
The city also has a project to build sidewalks on
Brown-Griers Road and Gallant Lane between adjacent neighborhoods
and schools. (See
Sidewalks Planned on Brown-Grier Road and Gallant Lane (April 7,
2015.) Construction will require relocation of some trees recently
planted on the Kennedy Middle School campus by
TreesCharlotte. Sidewalk construction should begin this spring, and a
sidewalk should be in place on the south side of Brown-Grier Road
from Griers Fork Drive to Sandy Porter Road by the beginning of the
next school year.
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