Monroe Road Park Conceptual PlanMonroe Road Park Conceptual Plan Precedence

Thank you to all who came out to the Open House #2 to see the Conceptual Master Plan and provide feedback for the new Monroe Road Park.Monroe Rd Open House 2aMonroe Rd Open House 2b

Monroe Rd. Solid Waste Center

 

Public Mtg. 1 Results

Thank you to all who participated in the Public Input Project Survey for the new Monroe Road Park!

This feedback is critical to be able to design and construct a park to meet your needs and address any concerns. Common themes of the comments were as follows:

  1. Preserve the tree canopy – Every effort will be made to preserve the existing tree canopy. Dead, dying or invasive species will be removed as required. Most of the park amenities and the Recycling Center are in the existing open/cleared lawn areas. Park trail alignments will avoid existing trees.
  2. Security/Safety – The park will be open from dawn to dusk. the Recycling Center is envisioned open from 8 AM to 5PM. with no night-time use. Gates will be installed at both the entrance to the recycling center and the Monroe Road driveway to prohibit vehicle access after closings. A proposed 12’ paved, multi-use path along Monroe Road will provide safe pedestrian/bicycle access to and from the park from the Monroe Road access.
  3. Traffic – There should not be any major concerns for traffic issues. Large trucks will not be allowed to use the Recycling Center, the use for this center will be for cars and pickup trucks. The  vehicles that service the recycling center will generally access the center in non-peak rush hours. The park will have a small parking lot (less than 16 spaces) for park patrons. The intent for this park is to be accessed by the surrounding neighborhood by walking/biking from several neighborhood access trails. There is an existing CATS bus stop in front of the park for those that choose this type of transportation. Any future traffic signals on Monroe Road will need to be determined by NC Department of Transportation. We have alerted Charlotte Department of Transportation about the poor condition/required repairs of Lantana Drive cul-de-sac.
  4. Pond Access – There has been some confusion about the existing pond. The pond is privately-owned and the pond property lines will be fenced to deter trespassing and liability concerns of the property owner.
  5. Recycling Center – There has been a wealth of comments regarding the proposed Recycling Center which have offered both supportive and critical perspectives. Mecklenburg County Solid Waste and their design team have reviewed the comments and tare considering changes based upon the feedback received. Mecklenburg County Solid Waste will continue to evaluate the concerns raised by the community regarding the recycling center operations including noise and appearance.  Additional information will be provided at the next Open House on May 11th from 5 to 7.
  6. Suggested Park Amenities – The top 6 requested Active/Passive amenities people would like to see in the park are as follows:
    1. Multi-Use Path/Trails
    2. Play Structures
    3. Open Lawn Play Area
    4. Outdoor Fitness Equipment
    5. Benches/Seating
    6. Shelter/Gazebo

We know we can’t provide them all suggestions in the park at this time. We appreciate your comments and can look at adding requested Active/Passive amenities to other nearby parks where appropriate.

Thank you for attending the Public Meeting on March 23!  Please take the Project Survey to provide additional input for your new park.  The online Project Survey will be available until April 16, 2023.  You can also mail a hard copy to Kevin Brickman at 5841 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28216.  

Monroe Rd Park Public Meeting

Monroe Rd Park Public Meeting

 

Project Survey:

Question title

Are you familiar with the 12.2-acre undeveloped park site on Monroe Road across from Sharon Road Memorial Park?

Yes
84%
No
16%
Closed to responses | 133 Responses

Question title

How do you anticipate traveling to the new park on Monroe Road?

Car
74%
Walk
37%
Bike
29%
Bus
1%
Closed to responses | 100 Responses

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Are there features unique to the surrounding community that you appreciate?

Closed for Comments

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Do you have any concerns or issues for a park in this location?

Closed for Comments

Question title

How often do you visit public parks?

2-4 times a month
64%
Once a month
29%
Once a year
5%
Never
1%
Closed to responses | 78 Responses

Question title

What type of active outdoor activities do you and your household enjoy when visiting Mecklenburg County Parks? Choose up to five (5) that apply.

What type of active outdoor activities do you and your household enjoy when visiting Mecklenburg County Parks? Choose up to five (5) that apply.
Multi-Use Path
88%
Play Structures
46%
Open Lawn for Pick-up Sports (e.g.: Ultimate frisbee; Soccer)
39%
Bike Park/Bike Playground
35%
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
35%
Disc Golf
26%
Backyard Games (e.g.: Horseshoe/Bocce/Cornhole)
25%
Other (Provide your ideas in the comments.)
21%
Half-court Basketball
18%
Volleyball Court/Sand
14%
Skate Park
10%
Closed to responses | 72 Responses

Question title

What type of passive outdoor activities do you and your household enjoy when visiting Mecklenburg County Parks? Choose up to five (5) that apply.

What type of passive outdoor activities do you and your household enjoy when visiting Mecklenburg County Parks? Choose up to five (5) that apply.
Walking Trails/Bike Trails
89%
Benches/Seating Areas
66%
Self-Guided Bird Watching/ Nature Walks
51%
Shelter/Gazebo
50%
Open Lawn (e.g.: Picnicking)
46%
Public Art – Reclaimed Materials
46%
Community Garden
41%
Dog Park
40%
Community Gathering Space
33%
Other (Provide your ideas in the comments.)
1%
Closed to responses | 70 Responses

Question title

The Park site will share space with a recycling center (about 1.4 acres) run by LUESA Solid Waste. This recycling center will replace and improve the recycling center at McAlpine Creek Park.
What opportunities and/or constraints do you see in these uses sharing the park site?

Closed for Comments

Question title

Do you recycle?

Yes
99%
No
1%
Closed to responses | 82 Responses

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Do you have recycling services at your residence?

Yes
98%
No
2%
Closed to responses | 82 Responses

Question title

Would you use this new facility to recycle your bottles, cans, cardboard and other materials?

Yes
54%
No
46%
Closed to responses | 78 Responses

Question title

What types of recycling items should we include as this center?

Closed for Comments

Question title

What days of the week should this center be operational?

Thursday
78%
Friday
78%
Saturday
75%
Wednesday
73%
Monday
70%
Tuesday
67%
Sunday
58%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses

Question title

What should the operating hours of the recycling center be?

Closed for Comments

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* Would you like to provide your contact information for future project updates?

Monroe Road Park Aerial

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Do you have any comments or questions about the project?

Closed for Comments

Additional questions? Contact:

Kevin Brickman, Senior Park Planner

Kevin.Brickman@MeckNC.gov or 704-369-9826