STEELE CREEK NEWS
Charlotte Plans $30 M
Capital Expenditures in Whitehall-Ayrsley Area
(January 25, 2015)
The City of Charlotte has developed a
Community Investment Plan (CIP), which is a long-range
investment program designed to meet the needs of our growing
The CIP includes the
Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP), which
fosters vibrant, diverse, and economically strong communities with a
highly connected network of streets around activity nodes that
include a mix of office, retail, and residential land uses.
The city selected five target areas for CNIP, including an area
centered on Whitehall and Ayrsley. Over the next several years, the
city will plan, design, and implement $120 million in proposed
community improvements in these areas, including $30 million in the
Whitehall-Ayrsley target area.
Whitehall-Ayrsley CNIP area actually includes Berewick and other
areas of Steele Creek bounded on the south by Westinghouse Boulevard, on the east by
Sugar Creek, and on the north by the Charlotte corporate limits.
Whitehall-Ayrsley target area lacks a well connected street and pedestrian
network, greenways, and bike lanes. CNIP will look for opportunities
to enhance ammenities in the area to connect activity nodes and
CNIP will be funded through Neighborhood Improvement Bonds. City
voters approved a $20 million bond in November 2014, which will
provide financing for planning and other early activities. The city plans
additional neighborhood improvement bonds of $40 million each in
2016 and 2018 and $20 million in 2020.
City staff met with representatives of the
Residents Association's Land Use Committee in October. Committee
members suggested that the area around Olympic High School, Kennedy
Middle School, and Steele Creek Elementary School be included as one
of the focus areas to be studied for sidewalks and other
To see maps and other information about the Whitehall-Ayrsley
CNIP area, see the
Whitehall-Ayrsley CNIP Overview Presentation.
City staff will present information about CNIP and answer questions
at the Steele Creek Residents Association meeting on March 12.
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