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“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.





7th & Caswell Redevelopment

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you all for your input and support we received after the Board announced its opposition to proposed the Faison development at 7th & Caswell at this time. We appreciate all of the thought, consideration and feedback from you since the announcement.

Prior to the meeting on Monday night, the ECA sent a letter to every member of City Council stating our opposition,to the project as it stands, but also stated that we were willing to continue discussions with the developer if they so choose in order to resolve issues that we feel are important to our neighborhood.

With the City Council meeting scheduled at 6:30, the Elizabeth community was well represented at the meeting, with approximately 20 neighbors supporting our effort.

Melanie Sizemore spoke for the ECA and did a tremendous job clearly establishing our specific concerns.

Since that time, Faison has requested the deferral of final decision from Council’s May 16, 2016 meeting to Council’s June 20, 2016 meeting.

The Zoning & Real Estate Development Committee will continue to hold discussions with the developer, and we will continue to communicate with you over the course of the next two months.

As always, please submit any comments regarding this project via a response to this email

Thanks again for your support.


Paul Shipley

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.

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Recent Neighborhood Events

Elizabeth Trunk or Treat
Monday October 31st
5 – 6:30 pm
Upper Independence Rose Garden Parking Lot

Bring your ghosts and goblins to the annual Elizabeth Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 31, from 5 to 6:30pm! This event is a favorite with some of Elizabeth’s youngest residents, so come dressed up in your Halloween costumes, park in Upper Independence Park’s Rose Garden parking lot, and hand out treats before you head out to trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. Decorate the trunk of your car, bring a wagon, or just bring a basket of treats to share! We will also have pizza and water for neighbors to enjoy.

Halloween 2016
Come in the evening
It’s that time of year again! The Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall is returning for its 12th year at the same location as last year, at the Minors’ house at 721 Clement Avenue! Come by around and during Halloween and check it out!