News & Events

Lane Closures – Expect Delays – Rama Road near Monroe Road

  Beginning 7:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, the northbound right two lanes of Rama Road approaching the Monroe Road intersection will be closed to traffic. While one northbound lane will remain open, motorists should expect congestion and delays. Plan accordingly. The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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First Annual Town Hall Meeting at East Meck HS

On September 2, 2015, the Monroe Road Community Association hosted a Town Hall meeting at East Meck High School.  An enthusiastic turnout of 150 confirmed that our community desired a more vibrant, livable area and is ready to come together to create it.  Our...

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MoRA Awarded NBS Grant

In August 2015 the Monroe Road Community Association was awarded a Neighborhood Matching Grant from the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services. This funding has allowed us engage in branding and brainstorming activities, create a logo, build this...

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