Charlotte, North Carolina

The City of Charlotte has a rich variety of older neighborhoods that surround its dynamic central business district. These areas are very desirable for residents that seek a convenient location and a short commute to their downtown workplace. The corridors that define many of these neighborhoods are redeveloping into more dense areas with new apartment, condominium, and mixed-use projects. Frazier Associates worked with the City’s architectural review board and a large group of stakeholders in an extensive public participation process to create design standards for six historic neighborhoods. The new web-based document replaces an earlier set of guidelines. Frazier Associates created a rich array of computer generated 3-D graphics and conceptual design graphics, and used actual neighborhood photographs in the publication, making it relevant and specific to the community. The standards are available on the City of Charlotte’s website