Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued support! Summer is a busy time, and we've got lots of exciting items to discuss.

I'd also like to personally invite you to our next Town Hall on June 28th, 6:30-8:00pm, at the Government Center. Additional information is listed below.

Independence Boulevard Transportation And Infrastructure Improvements

Over the next eight years, we will complete three significant projects on the vital Independence Boulevard expressway!

  1. We are excited that the widening of Independence Blvd from Wallace Lane to I-485 has been expedited. The construction phase of this project was originally scheduled to begin in 2022, but it will now begin a year earlier, in 2021. At this time this project is proposed to be complete by 2025.

  2. By October 2017, the current construction from Albemarle Road to Wallace Lane will be completed.

  3. In Spring 2018, the conversion of the Independence Blvd Busway will begin. That construction is currently scheduled to last 15-18 months. When the current construction project (U-209B) and the Busway Conversion (U-5526A) projects are complete, we will have one Express Lane in each direction from Wallace Lane to Albemarle Road. We will also have a single reversible Express Lane from Albemarle Road to I-277.

The City has been collaborating with the Town of Matthews and NCDOT to finish these projects as soon as possible to improve our regional infrastructure and transportation.

Independence Boulevard widening to happen sooner than expected

WSOCTV - June 8th

Eastland Mall Site Revitalization

We've had a flurry of activity with Eastland!

Charlotte City Staff presented developers' feedback to the Economic Development Committee regarding The Eastland Project on June 7th. We've linked to the presentation below. And on June 26th, the Economic Development Committee will decide to proceed with Phase II.

Eastland Mall Redevelopment, Phase One Update

Charlotte City Council, Economic Development Committee - June 7, 2017

Councilwoman wants to diminish stigma at Eastland Mall site

Joe Bruno - WSOCTV - June 1st, 2017

Eastland might keep its name

Ely Portillo - Charlotte Observer - June 9th, 2017

Consultants weigh in on rebuilding Charlotte mall site

Erik Spanberg - June 9th, 2017

City Hosts Event At Old Eastland Mall Site To Help Plan Its Future

WCCB Charlotte - May 18, 2017

The Coliseum Crossing Project

The Coliseum Crossing project is a great win for the East side and for our city. It's great to see the private sector following the lead of public infrastructure investments. We collaborated with NCDOT and Town of Matthews to expedite the widening of Independence and this project directly aligns with my larger goal of spreading jobs and economic opportunities throughout the city!

A decrepit but prominent shopping center in Charlotte will be torn down and redeveloped

Ely Portillo And Katherine Peralta - Charlotte Observer - June 15th, 2017

Our City’s Budget Is Finalized

The City Council Finalized its 2018 Budget with the Straw Votes on May 24th. To see video footage of the straw votes, video overviews of the budget workshops, and budget documents, visit

City leaders pass Charlotte's $2.4 billion budget

Joe Bruno - WSOCTV - June 12th, 2017

Come to our Town Hall

"Tackling Economic Mobility Together"
Town Hall Meeting

June 28th, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East Fourth Street, Room CH-14

To RSVP, please contact Alban Burney at (704) 336-4947, or at


I hope to see you there!


Dimple Ajmera
Charlotte City Council

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."

– Howard Zinn

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