City leaders want the publics help in crafting new area plans along the future 9.3-mile extension of the LYNX Blue Line into northeast Charlotte.
The first of three public meetings on the area plans is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Rd.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is trying to figure out the type of development or other features that should be in and around six stations along the extended light-rail route. The stations up for discussion are at Parkwood, 25th and 36th streets, Sugar Creek, Old Concord and Tom Hunter.
The first meeting on Thursday will focus on broader concept plans around the stations, including showing established neighborhoods near the stops or areas where staff thinks more transit-supportive uses will be concentrated. Attendees will get a chance to give feedback on maps thatll be displayed, said Kathy Cornett, senior planning coordinator for the planning department.
The presentation from the meeting is expected to be posted Friday at www.charlotteplanning.org.
Additional meetings are planned for Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 thatll focus more on community design, land-use, transportation and mobility near the stations. Those meetings also will begin at 6 p.m. at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian.
Cornett said the area plans could be completed around June, though that timetable is tentative. After the public sessions, staff will develop draft recommendations, then have the plans reviewed by committees and public before the proposals are adopted.
Anyone unable to attend the public meetings is still invited to weigh in on the area plans. Cornett said they can submit their contact info to city leaders using an online sign up for the public meetings at www.charlotteplanning.org. Cornett said they could also e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 704-336-4845