CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte and the Prosperity Village Area Association debuted The Green at Prosperity Village on Nov. 2 with a grand opening and neighborhood party.
The 1.36-acre outdoor space at Benfield and Johnston-Oehler roads is open for recreation, education and community events.
The area was brought to the city’s attention as a potential placemaking project during Stitch Together CLT, a free mentorship and community-building program the city held in 2017 and 2018.
“Participants from the very active Prosperity Village Area Association have used Docia Crossing for community events, but they really wanted and needed a civic open space,” said Erin Chantry, principal planner and urban designer with the city’s department of planning, design and development.
The city’s Placemaking Program uses urban design and other tools to transform underutilized or overlooked public spaces into welcoming areas that reflect the surrounding community and its people.
The Green at Prosperity Village is one of seven projects through the city’s CLT 250 Placemaking Program to debut in 2019.
To further enhance its placemaking efforts, the city encourages residents to contribute ideas, lead projects and work together to accomplish public space goals. Visit charlottenc.gov/placemaking to learn more.