With the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line Extension now complete, light rail riders can travel from Pineville to the UNC Charlotte campus. Taking into mind how people connect to the light rail, the City of Charlotte established the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) to improve pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist access to the Blue Line Extension. In 2017, The Dodd Studio provided sub consultant design services for the Tom Hunter Road Streetscape project, which originated from NECI, and aims to improve access to the new light rail station at the intersection of Tom Hunter Road and North Tryon Street. The final design for streetscape improvements along Tom Hunter Road is close to completion and the City hopes to share the design with the public this summer. Check back in for project details as this exciting connectivity project comes to life and be sure to take a ride on the new light rail line extension.
Grab your fishing rod and your paddle – Anne Springs Close Greenway is now home to a 40-foot fishing and educational dock as well as a rental kayak launch on Lake Haigler, both of which The Dodd Studio provided conceptual design. With summer temperatures upon us, this enhancement provides a unique way to enjoy the water. We will see you out there!
Spring is here! No better time to get outside. Check out the Anne Springs Close Greenway – 2,100 acres of preserved land and 40 miles of trails to explore. Already a nature-lovers’ paradise, the Greenway is moving ahead with big facility updates to better accommodate the rising number of visitors, members, events, and volunteers. The Dodd Studio has been working with the Greenway on the design of the new 6,300-sqaure-foot Welcome Center, which will be located at the Greenway’s Lake Haigler entrance. Construction will begin in April and the Greenway is aiming for completion in April 2019. Be sure to follow along as this exciting project progresses.
We are kicking off the year with a new experience! In 2017, The Dodd Studio was a part of the Eastway Drive Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvement Study, a project with the City of Charlotte’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). Traditionally, public feedback is gathered through in-person meetings in the community. This time, the City decided to gather feedback in a different way. From now until February 19, the public can view an online presentation and provide direct feedback through the City’s website about the study’s recommendations.
As a busy 2017 is winding down, The Dodd Studio wants to extend its many thanks for a great year. We truly enjoy what we do – from the project themselves to the people and communities we work with. We look forward to many exciting opportunities in 2018 and hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season