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Map shows the location of the planned Seventh & Tryon redevelopment.
SeventhandTryon.com

Five development teams have been asked to submit proposals to redevelop a two-block area along North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.  The planned Seventh & Tryon project would include shops, offices, a hotel, and affordable and market-rate apartments alongside a new or renovated Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library.

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and other property owners are hunting for a company to carry out a major redevelopment on North Tryon Street, to include shops, apartments, offices and a hotel. 

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Property owners along two blocks of North Tryon Street are seeking a developer for a mixed-use project that would include a replacement for the current Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. The 7-acre project between Sixth and Eighth Streets would include market rate and affordable housing, shops, offices and a boutique hotel. 

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Mecklenburg County voters did not approve a quarter cent sales tax that would have gone mostly to raise CMS employee pay.  Sixty-one percent of voters said 'no' to that.  

The sales tax didn’t have much organized opposition.  The idea just didn’t take. It lost in precincts throughout the county, save for one in Davidson and a few neighborhoods just southeast of uptown. 

A group called Together 4 Meck sprung into action to advocate for the tax.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has not had an easy three years.  Mecklenburg County cut a big chunk of its budget.  In response, the library drastically cut hours.  But now library CEO Lee Keesler says things are moving in the right direction.  

What a difference three years makes.  Back then, library board meetings were somber affairs.  But at yesterday’s meeting, the mood was light.  There were even some jokes.