The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded the City of Charlotte a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance Initiative grant to develop TOD strategies in the Historic West End, along the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 streetcar corridor, according to a press release from the city. The grant was given in December.
The Technical Assistance Initiative supports efforts to create mixed-use, walkable communities around transit with a focus on economically disadvantaged populations. As a grant recipient, the City will receive in-depth national and technical expertise with an emphasis on building partnerships between public and private entities. The City will focus this assistance on developing strategies that support appropriate TOD development while preserving established neighborhoods and retaining affordable housing and local businesses.
Through this grant opportunity with the FTA, the city can better assist the West End communities maintain their unique character and identity during the transformational CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project while strengthening their economic vitality.
The city will be formalizing a scope of work with the FTA and establishing a schedule of activities beginning in early 2017.