15 - Pedestrian Bridge

Charlotte Center City Partners has been leading efforts with other city leaders for the past few years securing public and private funds to build the I-277 Rail Trail Pedestrian Bridge, connecting Uptown and South End. The City has taken lead on moving this project forward and presented the project to City Council, who approved moving forward with the project. A Request for Qualifications for planning and design services for the project has been released.


13 - Color Forest

Project Description

100 colorful steel poles, ranging in height from 8 to 12 feet, will soon line both sides of the Rail Trail just north of Bland Street, creating a "Color Forest" you walk through on the Trail. Local artist, Ivan Depeña is the brains behind this amazing installation, with Glen Nocik of ACSM at C3 Lab completing the fabrication and installation.

Project Timeline

September        Site preparation begins

December         Art installation begins

*Sneak peek*

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8 - Dilworth Artisan Station

8 - Dilworth Artisan Station

Local artists at Dilworth Artisan Station are being challenged to propose an art piece that will span across 20 aluminum panels, to be installed in the bricked-in windows on the upper two floors of their building façade facing the Rail Trail.  The unveiling of the art piece will take place in late spring. Stay tuned for updates!  

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