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Updates from the City of Charlotte

August 27, 2014


News Around the Crown

Mayor Clodfelter thanks President Obama for visit and remarks to veterans

Charlotte City Council Approves Business Investment Grant


City Holiday Schedule

City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Monday, September 1. 

Charlotte Area Transit System will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 1. 

Solid Waste Services will provide collection services according to the normal schedule on Monday, September 1. 

Labor Day Parade Road Closures

The parade begins on Monday, September 1 at 11 a.m. at 9th and Tryon Streets. The parade will follow the standard parade route down Tryon Street ending at 3rd Street. Event organizers expect 500 participants. Staging for the parade will close Tryon Street between 9th Street and 11th Street and the cross streets between Church Street and College Street at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

Nominate a Neighborhood Leader Today!

This September, the City of Charlotte will host its annual Neighborhood Leadership Awards, a community celebration at BB&T Ballpark that will feature networking, panel discussions and the Neighborhood Leadership Awards ceremony.

The City of Charlotte is asking members of the community to nominate neighborhood organizations and individuals whose contributions to community improvement projects merit recognition. Nominations are being requested for the following categories: Community Safety Ambassador, Embracing Diversity, Good Neighbors, Moving Charlotte Forward, Sustainability Pioneer and People’s Choice. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, Aug. 31.

Click here for additional information about the event, award categories and eligibility requirements.

Council to Consider TWC Arena Proposal

On August 25, City staff presented to Charlotte City Council details of a funding package for renovations and upgrades totaling $29.9 million to Time Warner Cable Arena, owned by the City and operated by Hornets Sports and Entertainment, to be implemented over the next five years. Members of City Council are tentatively scheduled to vote on the funding request at their September 8 meeting.

The operating agreement signed by the City, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) and the original NBA team ownership group when the arena opened in 2005, included a prescribed process to look at repairs after seven years of operation. These improvements and repairs meet the contractual obligations among the City, Hornets and CRVA.

Click here for full details. 

CityLYNX Gold Line Public Art Showcase

The City of Charlotte is building new bus/streetcar waiting stations along East Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue. Nationally-known artist Nancy O’Neil worked with Levine Museum and other partners to gather historic images, then create collages that will grace the stations’ glass walls. A new exhibition provides a sneak peek at that art. The public is invited to an afternoon reception to see the exhibit, meet artist O’Neil and others involved in the project. 

Sunday, September 7
Levine Museum of the New South (200 E 7th St.)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. Click here to register to attend.