Parking is a real challenge for customers and residents along Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood. However, a grant from the city may change all of that.
A new non-profit will convert the old Midwood Middle School into an international community center. The city will pitch in about $99,000 to help fund the new parking lot.
About ten additional spaces will be available to the public anytime. An additional 80 spots will be open after business hours.
Some say it’s a win-win for both businesses and customers in this busy corridor. Many merchants say more parking spots mean more patrons.
The plan is already approved by Charlotte officials, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board will consider the proposal in October. If the plan passes the school board, the new parking could be in place by the end of the year.