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.
'Grove & Field' is one of 33 winners of the 2017 Knights Cities Challenge! This project will increase vibrancy and connectivity along the Rail Trail by turning vacant, unused spaces into lively places to connect with nature and neighbors!
Thursday, September 6 Site preparation begins
Monday, September 24 Art installation begins on west side of tracks
Monday, October 1 Art installation begins on east side of tracks
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.
Thanks to partnerships with local developer, Centro CityWorks and CATS, a leftover space with just patches of grass located between the Blue Line transformer and the Rail Trail will become a special place for Trail users.Read More
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!Read More
The first large-scale installation on the Rail Trail, this lighting project illuminates the Duke Energy Substation and an adjacent radio transmission tower located next to the Trail in South End with color-changing LED fixtures...Read More
Have you spotted the dinosaur on the Rail Trail? The "Pre-historic South End Brontosaurus" or "Bicycle-osaurus", as some have called him, was brought to life by artist Amy Hart, of CIEL galleryRead More