Vision Plan Background


The largest remaining development opportunity in Uptown Charlotte, the 60-acre, 50-square-block North Tryon area, has existing strengths and character to protect and grow, as new development opportunities foster economic vitality for the overall Charlotte area. Partnering public, private, educational and non-profit organizations sponsored development of the North Tryon Vision Plan, drawing on the expertise of urban design, architectural consultants and local stakeholders.

To inform the plan, the project team gathered extensive input from area property owners and developers, business leaders, residents, community advocates and faith-based leaders through a series of stakeholder interviews, events, tours, symposiums, workshops and feedback sessions.

The resulting North Tryon Vision Plan, released in November 2015, offered an innovative blueprint for development in the North Tryon area with six goals:

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    Attract and grow diverse businesses and industry sectors to provide a wide spectrum of jobs and economic vitality

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    Create a wide range of platforms and avenues for invention, experimentation, innovation and entrepreneurship

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    Cultivate an environment, anchored by new and existing collaborative partners, that encourages lifelong learning with formal and informal educational opportunities

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    Provide a range of housing, services, retail and amenities throughout the area to ensure North Tryon is a diverse and inclusive neighborhood accessible to all

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    Provide spontaneous experiences and programming for all ages through creativity architecture and public realm design, formal and informal recreation, events, festivals and performances

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    Create opportunities for local residents to engage in civic affairs, make investments in their community and cultivate future leaders



See the full North Tryon Vision Plan

Ongoing Projects

The vision for North Tryon emphasizes catalyzing projects that enhance the area’s strengths in culture and learning that help define its character – and present new opportunities to provide a range of housing, services and businesses that expand economic opportunity in the community.

The following projects are underway in North Tryon. Additional project overviews will be added over the life cycle of the North Tryon Vision Plan. Please click on on the projects to learn more.

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    Belk Theater

    Belk Theater Lobby renovation

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    Carolina Theatre

    Restoration of Carolina Theatre

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    Discovery Place

    Redevelopment to modernize and make Discovery Place more engaging

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    New Main Library

    Flexible facility designed to meet community’s evolving needs

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    Ten Tryon

    Retail and Office Space Development