Statesville Avenue Corridor Neighborhoods

The Statesville Avenue Corridor Plan was developed by the City of Charlotte and The Housing Partnership to provide a road map to revitalizing a key inner-city corridor north of Uptown Charlotte, N.C.

The study area extends from the Kohler Avenue area near uptown, north to Interstate 85 including the JT Williams area.

 

Corridor Challenges

 

  • Neighborhood crime “hot spots”
  • Poorly maintained and inadequate housing within portions of Druid Hills
  • Limited connections within Druid Hills neighborhood
  • Arterial roads acting as barriers
  • Lack of park/community facilities within Druid Hills
  • Limited screening of incompatible uses
  • Large number of scattered vacant lots (some used for illegal dumping)
  • Old city dump that is closed (used for illegal dumping)
  • Lack of facilities (grocery, medical)

 

The primary study area within the corridor is the Druid Hills community. The current plan envisions a new neighborhood park along Norris Avenue bounded by Norris Avenue, Holland Avenue, Isenhour Street and Poinsett Street. It also includes a future express bus station in the proximity of Woodward Avenue along Statesville Avenue, with opportunities for mixeduse development near the station. The areas of housing development include Druid Hills and the revitalization area adjacent to Kohler Avenue on the west side of Statesville Avenue with a mix of units attached and detached, both ownership and rental.

 

The Housing Partnership has made considerable strides towards implementing this plan. With the City’s support, The Housing Partnership successfully purchased all of the property in the Kohler Avenue cul-de-sac and continues to work towards stabilizing the Druid Hills community mainly through acquisitions and rehabilitation. The Housing Partnership also opened a new 63unit tax-credit project – The Gables at Druid Hills Apartments – for seniors that is the first new housing construction on the Statesville Avenue corridor in many years. The total development investment to date is $12,813,646.

 

The study area also takes into consideration the interface of the Druid Hills community with its neighbors in the corridor:

 

  • Double Oaks – master planning underway,
  • Greenville – redevelopment complete,
  • Genesis Park – redevelopment complete, and
  • The Park at Oaklawn – redevelopment complete.

**Update about COVID-19**

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To limit potential exposure, we’ve closed our senior apartment buildings to visitors (except for essential medical and food services) and have other protocols in place including closing common areas and ramping up cleaning efforts to support the well-being of our senior residents as much as possible. We’ve implemented many of the same safety measures across our multi-family apartment communities as well. We’ve also communicated with our homebuyer and financial literacy customers about new opportunities to fulfill courses through a virtual learning option and telephone counseling sessions instead of in-person classes and sessions through the end of March. Our goal is to work with our customers’ schedules to make these accommodations.

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