Elizabeth-Neighborhood-Snow-sm2Elizabeth-Christmas-House-940x350Elizabeth-Pumpkin-WallElizabeth Avenue © Ken Magas5th Street Walk © Ken MagasPorch Swing © Ken MagasIndependence Park City View © Ken MagasCharlotte Fireworks Independence Park © Ken MagasIndependence Park © Ken Magas

“The breezes of heaven blow their freshest, the light of the sun is at its brightest in this favored neighborhood.” — Charlotte Evening Chronicle, April 16, 1910.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Elizabeth-Neighborhood-Public-Art-Project

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

7th & Caswell Redevelopment

On Monday, Janaury 25, Faison Development made a new presentation to the Elizabeth Community at a required community meeting as they seek to rezone the property at the corner of 7th St & Caswell Rd. Click here to see the presentation, which shows the latest design for their proposed development. Please direct any comments or questions to the ECA Board [mailto:elizabethcommunityassociation@gmail.com].

The steps towards a vote by City Council on the rezoning are:

1/25: Required community meeting.

2/6: Deadline for Faison to issue community meeting report to Planning Department. This will include comments and concerns voiced by the neighborhood/attendees at the meeting.

2/15: Public Hearing before City Council. (This is a hearing, not the vote to approve of disapprove the rezoning petition.)

2/18: Faison must submit any revised site plans in preparation for Zoning Committee work session.

2/24: Zoning Committee Work Session (4:30pm)

3/21: City Council votes on rezoning petition.

Parks & Rec

Parks & Rec planted 6’-7’ multi-stem Magnolia ‘Ann’ trees between Independence Park and the ballfield next to the elementary school and stone stadium. Ten ‘Forest Pansy’ Redbuds were purchased for the circle turf area the school kids play in, and will hug the walkway creating an “allee” of sorts. For more info on the plans to update Independence Park, see below.

Big Plans for Independence Park

Parks & Rec planted 6’-7’ multi-stem Magnolia ‘Ann’ trees between Independence Park and the ballfield next to the elementary school and stone stadium. Ten ‘Forest Pansy’ Redbuds were purchased for the circle turf area the school kids play in, and will hug the walkway creating an “allee” of sorts. For more info on the plans to update Independence Park, click here

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meeting on Oct 21 to learn about Park and Rec’s exciting future plans for Independence Park. Below, you will find the links to the presented plan and the detailed plan for the rose garden. Please contact Tim at timothy.turton@mecklenburgcountync.gov or Kristan at kdm2201@gmail.com if you have questions or comments.

Elizabeth Community Rose Garden Plan

Elizabeth Community Independence Park Presentation

 

 

Beautification & Public Art

Elizabeth neighborhood public art

Elizabeth’s first public art was completed and debuted December 19. Thirty-three people were in attendance and walked the .6 mile “artwalk” while Time Warner Cable videoed the event. Hats off to the ECA for supporting this effort, Nancy Albert for co-chairing with Kris Solow, Sarah Gay for writing the proposal, Terry Shipley for her expertise, Kate Vasseur for supporting and hosting our events, and Nicole Bartlett for alerting us to the money that was available through the ASC and City of Charlotte partnership to get public art in neighborhoods that do not have it. And of course, artists Amy Bagwell, Graham Carew, the staff at ASC, the students at CPCC especially Palmer Bradshaw, and Tom Thune and Ric Solow for landscape expertise. The official unveiling by the ASC will be in February. The wall mural will be painted on the side of Studio K when the weather warms.

View The Current Newsletter


Newsletter pdf archives

Elizabeth Community Membership

Your ECA Membership goes a long way towards supporting our community. Please visit the ECA Membership Page for the registration form and to submit your online payment.

_________________________________________

Event Calendar

View the Elizabeth Community calendar

_________________________________________

Subscribe To The ECA Email Group

There are a number of Elizabeth email groups available for current news and information. Please visit our Email Group Page to sign up.

_________________________________________

Join Our Facebook Page

Next Neighborhood Events



30th Annual Elizabeth 8K Road Race
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8am
Hawthorne Recreation Center
at Independence Park

Join us for the 2016 Elizabeth 8K. This will be the 30th annual edition, making it the oldest 8K race in Charlotte. Proceeds benefit the beautication of our historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of both Charlotte and Elizabeth’s tree canopies.
Register online at www.elizabeth8k.com by December 31 and receive a 30% discount.
We hope to see you there!