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“The breezes of heaven blow their freshest, the light of the sun is at its brightest in this favored neighborhood.” — Charlotte Evening Chronicle, April 16, 1910.





Join us for a presentation on
the plans for 7th Street at Caswell Rd.
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm at St. John’s Baptist Church

The Elizabeth Community Association has worked with Faison Development to arrange an informal presentation of their plans to develop the properties at the corner of E. 7th St. & N. Caswell Rd. This location is in the heart of our neighborhood, and the proposed development will affect Elizabeth for decades to come. These properties are currently occupied by Hare of the Dog (formerly Philosophers Stone), the now-closed Rusty Rabbit (formerly La Tea Dahs), and Jackalope Jacks.

Faison’s rezoning petition calls for a building up to 4 stories tall, containing up to 150 apartment units situated over up to 30,000 square feet of non-residential uses at street level (example: Restaurant, retail, office). Parking will be provided by a structured parking deck wrapped on 3 sides by the apartment/retail/office uses.

This presentation will take place on Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm at St. John’s Baptist Church (Corner of Hawthorne La & E. 5th St). We will meet in Broach Hall (entrance and parking are at the rear of the church). It is important that all interested Elizabeth residents show up to see this presentation, become informed of the developer’s plans, and have a voice in the process to rezone & develop the properties at this important location.

We hope to see you all!

Big Plans for Independence Park

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meeting on Oct 21 to learn about Park and Rec’s exciting future plans for Independence Park. Below, you will find the links to the presented plan and the detailed plan for the rose garden. Please contact Tim at timothy.turton@mecklenburgcountync.gov or Kristan at kdm2201@gmail.com if you have questions or comments.

Elizabeth Community Rose Garden Plan

Elizabeth Community Independence Park Presentation



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Next Neighborhood Events


Saturday, December 5, 2015
Drop in from 6pm – 10pm
At the home of Erik & Michelle Dagenhart
2134 Greenway Avenue

Please plan to join your neighbors and friends to kick off the holiday season. ECA will provide main dish and wine/beer.
Please bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert (in a disposable dish) to share. We look forward to seeing everyone for this fun event!
Please RSVP to elizabethparty@gmail.com

30th Annual Elizabeth 8K Road Race
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hawthorne Recreation Center
at Independence Park

Join us for the 2016 Elizabeth 8K. This will be the 30th annual edition, making it the oldest 8K race in Charlotte. Proceeds benefit the beautication of our historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of both Charlotte and Elizabeth’s tree canopies.
Register online at www.elizabeth8k.com by December 31 and receive a 30% discount.
We hope to see you there!