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The project logo ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP Pocket Park

The project logo ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP Pocket Park

In November 2014, voters approved $20 million for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). The Central/Kilborne/Norland intersection & roadway upgrade project was selected as one of the projects to move forward under the Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP. This project is one portion of the Old Potter Road Trail that was presented during the CNIP pre-planning phase. Project limits are from approximately Elkin Lane to Roanoke Avenue.

This is the central neighborhood node connecting the two sides of the Old Potter Road (as well as a neighborhood retail node along the future CityLYNX Gold Line). The project would include pedestrian and bicycle improvements at the intersection (and approaches) and new pocket park near the intersection of Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive to create community identity.  

​During the planning phase of the project, City staff worked with community members to reimagine the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive as a neighborhood pocket park. The project is now in design and the City needs your input to give the new neighborhood space a name. The name for the pocket park will be displayed as signage near the intersection of Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive. The following are options that were identified based on past community engagement:


·         Potter Place:  The future pocket park will be located on the remaining remnant of Old Potter Road which was once a major highway through the Carolinas.

·         Kilborne Corner:  On the corner of Kilborne Drive and Central Avenue, the future pocket park will be a link to Kilborne District Park.

·         Parque Central:  Central Avenue is one of Charlotte's most internationally diverse corridors. In many Hispanic American cities, Parque Central is the name for the main public space.

·         Provide Your Own Unique Idea:  Do you have another name that you would like considered? Fill in the blank space provided in the survey.

* Which is your preferred name for the proposed pocket park:
Potter Place
Kilborne Corner
Parque Central
Other (leave your idea in the comments below)
Closed to responses | 65 Responses

The City is working with the Arts & Science Council and artist, Carrie Gault, to incorporate art in the new pocket park. The art will be community focused and representative of the area’s history. The project team is looking to the community to share their history.

Do you have photos, articles, letters, memorabilia, etc. that you would like to contribute to be incorporated in the public art for the new pocket park?

If so, please email the project team at [email protected] with your contribution(s). Please provide your name and a description for your contribution(s).