Students and faculty from the UNCC School of Architecture will have maps of the corridor and the Belmont/Optimist Park neighborhoods where residents can mark their ideas for the future of Belmont Avenue. We are looking for ideas about how to use open spaces and buildings, how to remake the streetscape, what other parts of the neighborhoods to connect with, and any other ideas or visions you have for making Belmont Avenue a neighborhood-focused center. The goal of the project is to create an inclusive vision with projects that can happen incrementally. We will also be happy to brainstorm how the School of Architecture, the City Building Lab, and other local organizations can be part of making the corridor visions into reality in the future.
We are also interested in listening to and mapping stories and memories that residents have about the Belmont and Optimist Park neighborhoods. Whether your family has lived in the area for generations or you moved in last month, we want to hear about your experiences and what makes this part of Charlotte special for you. This will become part of the City Building Lab’s on-going Your Charlotte project.
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