Plaza Midwood To Get Multi-Million Dollar Face Lift
CHARLOTTE, NC- A Charlotte neighborhood will soon get a multi-million dollar face lift.
Construction starts next month in Plaza Midwood.
Bikers, pedestrians, and drivers can look forward to more on-street parking, landscaping, new sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks.
"It will definitely improve safety. I know of three accidents that have happened in the past year and a half," said Patrick Carroll, owner if Armada Skate Shop in Plaza Midwood.
Carroll is moving Armada to a new spot on the corner of The Plaza and Commonwealth Avenue.
His shop is right in the heart of the area that will see upgrades and he say's he'll benefit from that.
"I think a lot of the angst that comes from coming to Plaza Midwood is the lack of parking. It will welcome people from all over Charlotte. I'm sure it will," said Carroll.
the city hopes the renovations will create a vibrant mixed-use district and strengthen businesses.
"I think with the DNC coming and with these vast improvements coming around, it's going to make Charlotte a better place," said Rick Curti, a Plaza Midwood resident.
Some residents in the area walk to everything they need. From the post office, to the grocery store, to the library… some say they think the improvements will make the area look better and be safer too.
"It's on such a busy road and in such a busy area that that might just make it more kid-friendly," said Isabella Mariano, a Plaza Midwood resident.
Back at the skate shop, Carroll can't wait for the improvements to start, but he knows some may be resistant to all the changes.
"To all the naysayers, I don't think the change is a negative thing," said Carroll.
The city cut costs for the project from more than $4.1 million to $3.7 million.
Construction is scheduled to be finished by next summer.