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Ronald C Hare Nature Trail – Official Openning

August 5, 2015

Speech Delivered by Pete Heuberger at the celebration of the Dedication of Ronald C Hare Nature Trail:
Ronald C Hare was instrumental in the completion of Martin Luther King Jr Middle School in 2005 and Hidden Valley Ecological Park in 2007 – both the epitome of excellence.
Today we celebrate the opening of the trail that will connect the two great assets of the Hidden Valley and Charlotte’s NorthEnd.
Ronald C Hare is the great connector
Ronald C Hare is a man of God dedicated to the principles of of truth, optimism, commitment, perceiverance, quality, beauty and hard work. Today we who are here are all blessed to know and to have worked with Ronald C Hare
May all who walk the Ronald C Hare Nature Trail know and feel the spirit of the man who inspired it.
The Ronald C Hare Nature Trail is opened, blessed and given to the care of all those who walk this trail.

Program:
Welcome: Mark Middlesworth : President of NorthEnd Partners
Blessing: Ella Williams : President of Hidden Vary Community Association
Tribute to Ronald C Hare
Pete Heuberger : Task Force Chairman
Words of Ronald C Hare
Proclamation: The Honourable Dan Clodfelter : Mayor of Charlotte, NC

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North Tryon Walk

August 4, 2015

On August 4, 2015 @ 8:30am Stewart Gray of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission led Charlotte’s Historic Innovative Diverse Green #‎HIDG NorthEnd Partners for a walk from Landmark Charlotte Amtrak Station on North Tryon Street (located across the road from WSOCtv and Holden Properites, City North Business Center in NorthEnd) to the Historic Depot at the corner of N Tryon Street and 12th Street which houses Urban Ministry Center, Charlotte.
NorthEnd Partners is working with the City of Charlotte to utilise the $28.9 million from the Nov 4, 2014 Bond Referendum to improve the streetscape from 16th to 10th #‎16to10CLT Street along the North Tryon Street.
Along the way the second Historic Designated site identified by Stewart Gray is the famed service station recognised by Charlotte natives as the location where “Coup de Ville” were filled up with gas at the end of WWII. This would be an ideal site for a pizza location according to passerby.
A clean up team is sprucing up the area for from the Amtrak Station to The Bank of America and Carolina Panthers Stadium for Thursday evening September 3, 2015 openning game between
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of South Carolina
Huge crowds are expected to enjoy the walk for the highly publicized event arriving at the same Amtrak Station on Thursday September 3, 2015. Lieutenant Will Farrell of Metro CMPD has advised NorthEnd Partners that this will be a safe walk before, during and after the football game between the two sides.
Carol Burke, Treasurer of NorthEndPartners and UNC Class of 1970

 

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Planting stakes along Mr Hare’s Nature Trail

March 4, 2015

The Ronald C. Hare Nature Trail Taskforce and NorthEnd Partners planted 200 live stakes along the creek running next to the trail under the supervision of Christopher Mathews from Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation. The live stakes were donated by TreesCharlotte. The Taskforce was joined by Charlotte Police Department, Carolina Wetland Services, Crisis Assistance Ministry, and volunteers from Kipp: Charlotte, Hidden Valley Community Association, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School,

The planting of the stakes took just over an hour and we look forward to planting another 600 on Wednesday March 11 @ 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to join by meeting us at the entrance to the Ronald C. Hare Nature Trail at Wellingford and North Tryon Street.

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

TreesCharlotte

Charlotte Police Department

Carolina Wetland Services

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Kipp: Charlotte

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

The Great Outdoor University sponsored by N. C. Wildlife Federation.

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Suggestions and future use of Mr Hare’s Nature Trail

January, 2015

Mr Hare’s Nature Trail Task Force walked the trail with Christopher Mathews from Mecklenburg Park & Recreation department. Identifying the trail as a natural resource and listening his suggestions future use of the trail by the community

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Future 1-mile trail clean up

May 3, 2014

Volunteers came together to clean up part of the future 1-mile trail alongside Little Sugar Creek that will tie Martin Luther King Middle School and the Hidden Valley Ecological Park together. North Tryon neighborhoods and businesses are partnering with the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation to create the trail.

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Trees Charlotte Event at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School a win-win for NEP.

February 24, 2014

With both a long standing relationship with Trees Charlotte and MLK Jr. Middle school, it was great to see this event and what people can accomplish when they “stop dreaming of success and wake up and work hard at it. Thanks to Carol for her continued efforts in representing NEP at such wonderful events, and to Dave Cable for what he continues to do within his Trees Charlotte  organization.

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NorthEnd Partners recognizes former Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey

December 4, 2013

On December 4th at the General Membership Meeting held at Extravaganza, former Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey was honored and thanked for her many accomplishments and support of North End during her term.

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Future of Mass Transit In The Charlotte Region Takes
A Major Step Forward Today

LYNX Blue Line Extension Groundbreaking Celebration!

Immediate Release – July 18, 2013

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory, Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois, Mecklenburg Commission Chair Pat Cotham and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CEO Carolyn Flowers commemorated the beginning of construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) with an official groundbreaking near the future Ninth Street Station today. The 9.3 mile alignment will run from Center City Charlotte to the UNC Charlotte campus and include 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities. This $1.16 billion project is scheduled to begin service in 2017.

“This region took another step forward today in advancing rapid transit in the region,” said Charlotte Mayor Kinsey.  “Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and every day more and more people and businesses are choosing to make the Charlotte region their home. Investments in public transit are critical to recruiting and retaining area businesses and providing our citizens with choices in transportation.”

When the LYNX Blue Line Extension opens it will provide greater access to major employment centers like Charlotte Center City and University City, healthcare facilities like Carolinas Medical Center-University and Novant Presbyterian Hospital and higher learning institutions such as UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College.  “The reason we all have worked together so hard, so well, and for so long is that we have understood that the benefits to the city were too large and too significant not too – both in the job creation that would be necessary just to construct the rail line, and also in the long-term potential for development along the northeast corridor,” Chancellor Dubois said.

“The Federal Transit Administration, the State of North Carolina and the business community are instrumental partners as we work to complete the vision of connecting the region with rapid transit choices,” said CATS CEO Flowers. “CATS serves as a model across the country of how to build a successful transit system in conjunction with land use. By developing an integrated system we look forward to serving thousands of riders every day by giving them an alternative over congestion.”

Daily ridership on the BLE is estimated to be 18,000 when operations begin in 2017. That is in addition to the 16,000 daily riders on the LYNX Blue Line today. The completion of the BLE will give Charlotte more than 18 miles of rapid transit in the city.

To learn more about CATS and its mass transit plans, visit www.ridetransit.org or contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433.

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Rock N Run

The NC Music Factory Rock N Run 10K Walk/Run is held annually in North End. This collaborative partnership between the businesses, communities, and non-profit organizations in North End hosts hundreds of runners each year when the event is held in August. It is well-covered by the local news and media, and, due to the sponsorships of some of the city’s largest companies, is North End’s largest yearly event. [2011RockRun Images]

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The Abernethy House

215 W. Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC
House donated to Preservation North Carolina free and clear
The Historic Abernethy House is one of the few remaining examples of a rural farm house in Charlotte. This Colonial Revival house was moved in 2001 to the heart of the North Tryon redevelopment area.
Two-story wood frame with hipped roof, central gable dormer, shed roof wrap-around porch. Five bedrooms and two baths, zoned residential, although rezoning may occur to accommodate other compatible commercial uses. [Abernethy image]

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City North Business Center

A 200,000 square foot redevelopment of the old Scandura Building at 1801 North Tryon Street providing spaces for new and small businesses.

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Auto Bell Car Wash

New Development at 1106 North Tryon

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Sugar Creek Charter School

Redevelopment of the old K-Mart building at 4101 North Tryon