Monday, February 11, 2008


This blog has been created to keep our community informed on the progress of revitalization efforts on Charlotte Avenue as well as related issues. I have been a resident of Sylvan Park for over two years now, and have always had an interest in the potential that Charlotte Avenue has to become the bustling pedestrian based retail district that it once was many decades ago.

The intention of this blog is to keep the surrounding community up to date on planning meetings, new businesses, public hearings and anything else that might qualify as pertinent information.

As you may or may not know, the Metro Planning Commission has begun the process of coming up with a Detailed Corridor Design Plan for Charlotte Avenue. The first community meeting was held in late January and had a huge turnout. This is no doubt an initiative that has a lot of attention from the community and is important to the future of this urban corridor. There are four more community meetings scheduled from now through mid-May. All meetings will take place in the Parish Life Center at St. Ann's Catholic Church at the corner of Charlotte and 51st Avenues. Dates and times are as follows:

Community Meeting - Concept Plan
Tuesday, February 12
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Community Meeting - Detailed Community Character Policies Plan
Monday, March 3
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Community Meeting - Building Regulating Plan
Thursday, April 3
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Community Meeting - Presentation of Draft Plan
Monday, May 12
6:00 - 8:00 pm

More information on these meetings will be posted soon. I just wanted to get the basic information out on them first.

Stay tuned! More to come soon!

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