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East Forest Area
East Forest Area
This 2008 Neighborhood Bond Project will provide sidewalk, handicap accessible ramps and storm drainage upgrades.

What's happened?
 Public meetings were held in August and November 2007. Click here to view meeting minutes and the December newsletter. The third public meeting was held in February 2008. During the Planning Phase, the project was divided into two phases. Construction of Phase 1 is complete. Curb and gutter replacement is complete along Gayle, Dwight and Revlon streets. Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities requested the extension of water lines along Bainbridge to Monroe and in the cul-de-sac of Beechdale.  A public meeting was held July 31, 2012. Click here to view information. Landscaping of Phase 1 is complete. Bid for Phase 2 is complete.

What's next?  City Council awarded the Phase 2 construction contract to RJJ Construction at its August 25 meeting. Construction should begin by December.

Who to contact? Kristie Kennedy, 704-336-6194.

A Neighborhood Improvement Project

Voters approved funding for neighborhood improvement projects like the East Forest area.  The area is bounded by Independence Boulevard to the northeast, Railroad to the southwest, Sharon Amity to the northwest and Thermal Road to the southeast.  

Phase 1
includes sidewalks along parts of Eaglewood, McLaughlin, Pinafore, Lumarka and Peebleridge.

Phase 2 includes sidewalk along Bainbridge, Forest Way, Melba and parts of Knickerbocker and Old Post Road. Storm drainage upgrades will address flooding around the Old Post Road/Mclaughlin Drive area and the Coatbridge Lane/McLaughlin Drive intersection. The plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, traffic analysis and an extensive public involvement process. As part of Phase 2, we will be removing a house and installing a detention pond.  Click below to learn more about detention ponds.

Rationale for Detention Pond
Detention Pond Facts
Rendering of Detention Pond

Communication with Citizens:
Phase 1 February 2010 postcard
Phase 1 August 2010 postcard
Phase 2 February 2010 postcard
Phase 2 August 2010 postcard
Phase 2 April 2011 Postcard
Phase 2 July 2011 Postcard
Phase 2 December 2011 Postcard
Phase 2 October 2012 postcard
Phase 2 December 2012 postcard
Phase 2 April 2013 postcard
Phase 2 August 2013 postcard
Phase 2 October 2013 postcard


Side yard of 6931 and 6937 Old Post Road.

Front yard of 6931 and 6937 Old Post Road.
Cost:   $1,040,000 for Phase 1; $3,000,000 for Phase 2
Please note this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.

The process for designing and building infrastructure projects like East Forest is completed in four distinct phases. Click here to learn  more about how City projects are built.

Project Contacts

If you would like to report maintenance issues for Monroe Road, please contact the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at 1-877 DOT 4YOU during normal business hours.  Monroe Road is a state maintained road; therefore, NCDOT must be contacted instead of CDOT.