Neighborhood Bash

MoRA hosts FirstAnnual Neighborhood Bash Thursday, May 19, from 7-10 PM at 6215 Forest Way Drive MoRA invites Monroe Road area residents and businesses to its First Annual Neighborhood Bash, 7-10 p m, Thursday, May 19.  The event will be held in the recently opened M Station Apartments’ clubhouse, 6215 Forest Way Dr. MoRA’s free, family-friendly, More Info »

Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway

       The Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway stretches from Sardis Road to Margaret Wallace Road. It was purchased in 1978 and was the first public greenway trail in the piedmont region of North Carolina. It’s about three miles long and connects with Campbell Creek Greenway at Margaret Wallace Road.        You may More Info »

Knights Cities Challenge Results

Thank you for following along with us throughout this process. The results of this year’s Knight Cities Challenge are in. We, at Monroe Road Advocates, would like to congratulate our fellow finalists for winning this year’s challenge. This year’s winning Charlotte projects are: Crown Townhall Can Do Signs Queen City Quiz Show For more details, More Info »

MoRA Independence Blvd Update 3/4/16

Between the problems with the Independence Boulevard contractor and a very expensive utility relocation needed at the Idlewild/Rama/Monroe intersection, our stretch of Monroe Road is literally at a crossroads. MoRA has been talking with NCDOT and CDOT  (the State and City departments of transportation) to get some answers.  Thanks to both departments’ quick responses to More Info »

MoRA Board – Want a place at the table?

On February 6, the MoRA Board revisited its priorities, defined its 2016 goals, and created an action plan to achieve those goals. Members are already moving forward with board priorities. We encourage individuals who are interested in becoming involved on a significant level (board member, committee member, or volunteer) to join us. The MoRA board is a More Info »

Foodie Court concept a Knight Cities Challenge grant finalist

Community artist Leslie Scott has designed a creative project that will take on the “food-desert” aspect of our area. With no grocery stores, coffee shops or farmers markets, few restaurants, and no access to arts and culture along our section of Monroe Road, we also lack those natural opportunities to connect and build community. While Meridian More Info »

Community Tree Lighting + Bonfire + Refreshments + Carols

Our First Annual Community Tree Lighting was Saturday, December 12, complete with bonfire, caroling, and holiday treats.  The beautiful tree was a generous contribution provided by Bartels Construction Solutions.  Thanks also to the East Mecklenburg Chamber Choir who performed and led caroling, and The Coffee Priest for providing hot chocolate and warm drinks. The tree More Info »

Community Block Party + Food Trucks + Flat Tire Trio

On November 5, 2015, MoRA came together with M Station and Meridian Place and hosted a community block party with a keg, bluegrass, and great food. M Station opened its doors so we could seetheir chic model apartments; Mexican cuisine food truck Tin Kitchen and cupcake specialty Southern Cake Queen provided great food, and the Flat Tire More Info »