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Catch up on local plans at the MoRA Government Open House Wednesday, October 25

MoRA is again hosting our Government Open House on Wednesday, October 25 at East Mecklenburg High School, from 5:30 to 7:30. There are countless projects and programs planned for our area in southeast Charlotte, and this is the only place to catch up on all the changes coming to your neighborhood.

We open up governmental and non-profits providing updates from 5:30 to 6:30, including:

  • Monroe Road Advocates
  • NCDOT
  • CDOT/CATS/E&PM
  • GIS – Elections
  • Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services
  • Charlotte Placemaking Hub
  • CMSWS
  • Preserve Matthews
  • Park and Rec
  • Solid Waste
  • Sustain Charlotte
  • Solid Waste

MoRA has invited multiple candidates up for election to talk with voters about their platforms.

We will update MoRA initiatives and projects in the area, ranging from the new sculpture adorning the corner of Monroe Road and Conference Drive, to plans to improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. We have updates on plans for the Rama/Idlewild/Monroe intersection, the Silver Line, sidewalk and bike programs, and the status of East John.

 

 

New Art Tile-Making Workshops (Free!)

The Monroe Road Advocates have been working tirelessly for months to bring our biggest plan to life: a 16-foot tall sculpture that will define southeast Charlotte. We wanted to give neighbors a true sense of place that helps define where they live. For more information on the project, visit our art page.
Things were moving according to plan until the sudden passing of our friend and Art@thePoint’s creator and artist Leslie Scott. We plan to honor Leslie by bringing her last inspiration to life. Renowned Charlotte artist Lee Baumgarten will be seeing this project through to completion, but changes require more tile for the project.
Here’s your last chance to create tiles for the iconic Art@thePoint sculpture to be located at the “point” at Monroe Road and Conference Drive. Bring the whole family out to design, craft, and put your touch on tile that will go on the sculpture. This is a great, free project for all ages!
Dates:
Tuesdays and Thursdays  June 6, 8, 13, 22, 27, 29  (6pm until 8pm)
Saturday, June 17  (12-2pm)

Sign up using the following link: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449a4a92fa4fe3-artthepoint
All workshops are held at Meridian Place, 6423 Monroe Road (between M Station and McDonald’s), on a first-come basis. Visit our Facebook events page for more updates, or to share which tile shop you are attending.
We are very close to our donation goal! One tax-deductible donation can make this sculpture a reality.

Sculpture donations top $5,000 thanks to Wanda Smith & Associates Realtors

The Monroe Road Advocates was started to improve the Monroe Road corridor. One of our main goals was to give residents a better sense of neighborhood, and give them a reason to be proud of their community.

We began working over a year ago on an ambitious public art project that could redefine the corridor and place the neighborhood. Through public donations, private funding, and city grants, we have put together over $135,000 of the $150,000 needed for the project. We have asked the community for help with the last $20,800 and have received 47 donations!

Wanda Smith & Associates Realtors’ generous contribution pushed us over the $5,000 mark! We are a quarter of the way to our $20,800 goal. But we need YOU to help get us all the way there. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Thanks to the community for believing in this southeast Charlotte neighborhood and the future of our area.

Please donate here, or sign up to make the decorative tiles that will adorn this future landmark. Every donation and volunteer hour gets us one step closer a better, closer neighborhood.