In 2014, the previous Mayor and Council adopted a new zoning code that governs real estate development in the 200-acre Ephesus-Fordham district. Among the flaws in this code is the lack of any vision for creating a central community amenity that will attract people to the district and help spur commercial revitalization at the Franklin Street and 15 -501 gateway to Chapel Hill.
The new Mayor and Council are seeking ways to fix the Code. One aspect which has not yet been tackled is the concept of a community amenity. The city of Charlotte’s recent restoration of Little Sugar Creek inspires us to create these public spaces which draw people to our town.
Join us 5:30 pm, Wednesday October 26, to learn how Charlotte, North Carolina, turned an eyesore into a community treasure.