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11 | Can't go around it, so let's go under it by keihly moore

Put a tunnel connection, raised crosswalk, and lights on it!

by Scott Curry

Before: The railroad tracks in Davidson sit atop a berm on the east side of Jackson Street and separate Davidson’s historic downtown from the east side neighborhoods and Roosevelt Wilson Park. Residents in this area have already made attempts to formalize a pedestrian crossing by laying mulch over a worn dirt path.   

After: A new pedestrian underpass and raised crosswalk on Jackson Street connects the pedestrian alleys in downtown Davidson to the greenway at Roosevelt Wilson Park and offers a safe and attractive connection to the isolated neighborhood on the other side of the tracks.

This idea for bridging between downtown Davidson and nearby neighborhoods was rendered and submitted by Scott Curry, a planner and urban designer at the Lawrence Group in Davidson, NC.

3 | Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood by keihly moore

Put parallel parking, trees, outdoor dining and benches on it! 

by Aleksandra Borisenko

Before:  Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood is home to some unique Charlotte shops. The street and sidewalk, however, lack character and spaces to linger and enjoy the street life of the neighborhood.

Before: Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood is home to some unique Charlotte shops. The street and sidewalk, however, lack character and spaces to linger and enjoy the street life of the neighborhood.

After:  Addition of street trees, off-peak-hour on-street parking, outdoor dining and benches transforms Central Avenue into inviting and safe place for residents and visitors.

After: Addition of street trees, off-peak-hour on-street parking, outdoor dining and benches transforms Central Avenue into inviting and safe place for residents and visitors.