A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Funding Received: 2016
Charlotte, NC
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor pinpoints the Center’s unique location on North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, mere footsteps from the vital center for service delivery for people experiencing homelessness. Recent and rapid corporate and private housing development has threatened to displace these services and their clients in the name of public safety, further jeopardizing a vulnerable population. Through primary partnerships with the City of Charlotte, Urban Ministry Center, Grubb Properties, and North End Partners, McColl Center will leverage its reputation as the leading contemporary art center and artist residency program in Charlotte to drive a consensus vision for the North Tryon Street area and in response to these challenges.


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Aug 27, 2018
“A Tale of Two Cities” – a project the McColl Center for Art + Innovation proposed, aimed at engaging the voices of more neighbors, particularly... Read More
By Lisa Rubenson The chipped, white concrete wall that forms a right angle at the corner of Charlotte’s North Tryon Street and Phifer Avenue has... Read More
In the world of creative placemaking, we often find ourselves talking about housing in terms of “units.” Discussions frequently center around how many housing units...Read more