Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lights on the Square

Lights on the Square
Celebrate Holidays in the City with music, Nutcracker, ACC and Santa!

What:         Uptown Charlotte’s annual tree-lighting ceremony

Where:      Corner of Trade Street and Tryon Street (The Square)

When:       Thursday, November 29th
                     5:30-8:00 pm
                     Lights lit around 6:30pm

Holidays in the City festivities are here, and Charlotte Center City Partners is bringing in some early holiday cheer with the annual tree lighting on November 29th.  This free event uses holiday music, energetic entertainers, outdoor games, hundreds of lights, a giant tree and even the big man himself, Santa, to keep Charlotteans in the holiday mood.


Corporate Plaza
6:30 pm:  VIP’s, ACC Mascots and DJ Drex from Kiss 95.1 light the Tree!

Disc Plaza
5:30-8:00pm: Christmas K 104.7 and Kiss 95.1 bring classic radio holiday music to get everyone feeling festive. You can’t miss them - they’re next to our giant inflatable reindeer.

Polk Park
5:30-8:00pm: Make sure you head down to Santa Village and get your free picture with Santa.

Independence Plaza
5:30-8:00pm: ACC mascots are here to gear everyone up for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship.  Mascots will take pictures and have games set out for fans. The ACC Trophy will also be available for display and pictures.

For more ACC freebies check out ACC FanFest, a free event presented by AT&T with interactive games, team bands, mascots, pep rallies, Corporate Champion attractions and giveaways, food/beverages, autograph opportunities with ACC Legends and live entertainment all day long.

Holidays in the City, presented by your greater Charlotte Hyundai Dealers, is holding a ‘Holiday Cash’ giveaway. Enter your name at the Kiss 95.1 tent for a chance to win $5,000 ‘Holiday Cash’ to be awarded Dec. 4th at 7th Street Public Market. Check http://www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com/holidays-in-the-city-market/ for more details.

Holidays in the City is also collecting goods and monetary donations for Crisis Assistance Ministry, Mecklenburg County’s leading agency providing the working poor with emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods and furniture. Donations can be made at the tree-lighting ceremony.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Volunters Needed

We are going to be planting some trees in and around the Frazier Park area and looking for some volunteers to help out. Tree planting is scheduled for Saturday November 10th at 9:30 a.m. We're meeting at the parking lot at Frazier park between 1st Street and Greenleaf. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long sleeves & pants, older shoes and work gloves. Some shovels will be provided but if you have a shovel feel free to bring it. We have 15 trees to plant, 4-25 gallon magnolia trees & 11-15 gallon Birch trees. We're hoping to get over 20 volunteers. Anyone who's interested contact president@third-ward.org and we will add you to the list.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Third Ward Neighborhood Meeting - New Location

The next Third Ward Neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday October 15th at The Double Tree Hotel, located at 895 W. Trade Street. The Double Tree will be hosting a free reception to all Third Ward Residents starting at 6:30pm, the meeting will follow at 7:00pm. All Third Ward Residents are welcome to join, and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

3rd Ward Parking during DNC

During the DNC, it is advised that Third Ward residents use their Stadium Event hang tags when parking on-street.  If in a residential parking permit program area, please park vehicles with decals only on-street.

The City will begin installing “No Parking, Residents Only” signs on entries to the neighborhood, and periodically throughout the neighborhood on August 31.  We will target Third Ward heavily during the Coalition Parade on 9/2 and on Thursday, September 6.  Other days (9/1, 9/3-5), Park It! personnel will be visible in your neighborhood to discourage non-resident parking.  Staff has been asked to approach anyone parking and ask if they are a resident, and if not, remind the motorist that only residents may park on-street.  If yes a resident, they will be reminded to use their hang tag / decal.

If a resident finds their driveway blocked so that they cannot get in or out,  please call 311.  They will notify us so that we can ticket the car, and arrange a tow.  

Thanks for your help…let me know if you can assist.

Doreen Szymanski
Charlotte Department of Transportation
Public Service & Communications Division Manager

Friday, August 10, 2012

DNC Workshop

The City of Charlotte and CCCP would like to invite you to a information session aimed at residents and residential property managers of Uptown and South End to provide the latest on what to expect during the upcoming DNC, how it will impact your daily lives (and those of your tenants) and how you can get timely and important information.

Please join us at Discovery Place on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the THEATER.  Please use the 6th Street entrance at the corner of 6th and Church.

Representatives from:
·         CMPD will answer your questions about security
·         The City of Charlotte will answer your questions about City services
·         The City’s Communications Department will tell you how to get information
·         Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee will tell you what is expected to happen over the Convention week and the weeks leading up to the Convention…and how you can be part of the event.

Darlene Heater from Charlotte Center City Partners will convene this meeting on behalf of all of our partners. More presenters may be added. If you have needs or questions that you want addressed. Please make sure she knows.
You are the ones who live and work in the heart of the City as we welcome VIP’s, dignitaries, elected officials and media from around the country and around the world. This is our chance to introduce ourselves to the world, expand the world’s understanding of Charlotte as a destination city, a leader in commerce and home to great urban neighborhoods.

As we welcome these world thought leaders to our City, we hope to turn that exposure into economic and business development opportunities, and to disrupt your lives as little as possible. It is the job of the City and Charlotte Center City Partners to keep our City “Open for Business” and “Open for Living”. We want to make this experience a smooth one for you, and engage your help to make Charlotte shine.

Please let us know if you can attend with your RSVP. We are trying to keep our numbers manageable, so we hope to invite representatives from each Neighborhood Association, each condo association, each apartment building association and every property manager in Uptown and South End. We then hope you will spread the word with your constituencies. We are limiting this to Uptown and South End, as you are the one who will be most impacted.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DNC security plan released

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 10:27am EDT - Last Modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 11:32am EDT

The main security plan that will govern uptown traffic and access for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte the first week of September was released Wednesday morning.
It details a range of road closures and checkpoints with a total of 13 center-city streets closed to vehicle traffic and public parking beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, ending Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. The security perimeter is concentrated around Time Warner Cable Arena, which will be the primary host facility for the DNC events.

The road closures include:
•East Trade Street from North College Street to North Myers Street.
•East Fifth Street from North College Street to North Myers Street.
•East Sixth Street from North College Street to North Alexander Street.
•East Seventh Street from North College Street to North Davidson Street.
•East Eighth Street from North College Street to North Caldwell Street.
•South Brevard Street from East Fourth Street to East Trade Street.
•North Brevard Street from East Fifth Street to East Ninth Street.
•South Caldwell Street from East Fourth Street to East Trade Street.
•North Caldwell Street from East Trade Street to East Ninth Street.
•South Davidson Street from East Fourth Street to East Trade Street.
•North Davidson Street from East Trade Street to East Seventh Street.
•South Alexander Street from East Fourth Street to East Trade Street.
•North Alexander Street from East Trade Street to East Sixth Street.

The Democratic National Convention has been designated as a National Special Security Event by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The security and transportation plans for the convention and its events were developed by a partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies, the security plan statement says.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Street Sign Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Please come out and join your neighbors as we celebrate Phase I of our next Street Signs that will be going up in 14 different intersections throughout the 3rd Ward. This project was funded by a grant from the City of Charlotte and Center City Partners. These new signs will help brand our 3rd Ward Neighborhood and help us shape our identity in Uptown.


None of this would have happened had it not been for the hard work from volunteers like Gaile Dry Burton, Lex Jones and Chris Ogunrinde to name a few of our neighbors who put in a lot of time and effort. Thank you for doing what you guys to do make 3rd Ward a better place.