CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Urban Design Center announced the winners of the Placemaking Grant Program on Monday, April 11th.
The current program awards grants and technical support for projects that create and strengthen community vibrancy, safety, and identity. These projects include revitalizing underutilization spaces, improving streetscapes, promoting art, and proving a space for community gatherings.
The grant pool was comprised of approximately $208,000, the grant-aided the many opportunities in the city’s placemaking hub. The hub allows for the production of projects that provide education on the environment, climate changes, and carbon reduction goals.
The following projects have been awarded funding and are expected to be completed on December 31, 2022:
- The Evolved University City Farmers Market – Jordan Harris
- Oaklawn Revitalized-Laine Amortegui
- Derita Bus Stop Benches (In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency) – Hasheem Halim
- Rita’s Italian Ice Five Points Mural – Lo’Vonia Parks
- Freedom Riders Pocket Park – Marcia Kirkpatrick
- Brooklyn Collective Technical Assistance Grant – Gwendolyn Jackson
- Events at the Green at Prosperity Village – Shika Raynor
- Hazelton Drive Sidewalk Mural – Hilary Larsen
- Profiles of Beauty – Dwayne Wilson
- We Are One! – Cynthia Harrison
- Camp Greene Beautification – Ashley Dorado
- Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Center Panel Murals – Anne Lambert
- Crosswalk Into Camp – Davita Galloway
- Echo Hills Gathering Area – Brandon Dombroski
- J. Charles Jones Mural – J’Tanya Adams
- Living Pillars (In Collaboration with the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency) – Ron Ross