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Charlotte Talks: North Tryon Vision Plan Aims To Revitalize Huge Swath Of Uptown

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North Tryon Vision Plan

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An update on the North Tryon Vision Plan, a bold redevelopment of a major portion of Charlotte’s uptown. Where does it stand? Mike Collins finds out.

There's a major transformation happening - a revitalization of a large stretch of the northern end of Charlotte's uptown neighborhood. The North Tryon Vision Plan is a 60-acre, 50-square-block redevelopment plan that encompasses one of the last large remaining development opportunities in uptown.

Projects include restoration of the Carolina Theatre, modernization of Discovery Place, a new Main library, more retail and office space, and renovation of the Belk Theater lobby. Planners are hoping this new project will help spur more development uptown and that North Tryon will experience a boom like other areas of the city have.

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Left to right: Cathy Bessant, Lee Keesler, Ed McKinney

How do you make that vision a reality? We'll get a status update on this major project as well as how it fits into the larger vision of developing Charlotte's uptown.

Guests

Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America. She chairs the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

Lee Keesler, Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Ed McKinney, Assistant Director, Charlotte Planning Department

North Tryon Vision Plan website

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Credit North Tryon Vision Plan
The North Tryon Vision Plan area straddles First Ward and Fourth Ward in Charlotte's uptown.

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.