Art Meets TOD

An art park is being planned as an anchor for future transit oriented development near one of Charlotte, North Carolina's new light rail stations.

"Citiline Resortline Cos. wants to create an arts-and-design district with three of the eight silos from Rea Contracting's old asphalt plant as a focal point."

"On the side of the property visible from the tracks, the silos would be wrapped with the creations of local artists."

"The other side would become a massive light and video projection screen for a community art park to include a band stage, a fire-pit gathering place and outdoor sculpture."

"The one-acre arts park would be only one piece of a 9.5-acre multi-use project named The Silos at South End, which eventually is expected to include 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 500 homes to be developed in three phases over several years."

"Construction is planned or under way on two neighboring apartment complexes with a combined 631 units, a restaurant-retail center, a warehouse-to-office conversion and the final phase of the 3030 South condos."

Full Story: The art of light-rail development

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