Neighborhood Improvement (CNIP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CENTRAL/ALBEMARLE/SHAMROCK CNIP

Part of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP)

Program overview​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP area includes neighborhoods to the east of Uptown, from Eastway Drive at The Plaza, to Central Avenue, and out along Albemarle Road. The project is collaborative in nature and brings city departments, as w​ell as private investment, together to focus on strategic planning and project development to create impactful change for the surrounding communities. The CNIP projects are funded through Neighborhood Improvement Bonds. 


​Program contact

Mark Grimshaw
Project Manager 
General Services
704-619-4333 ​​


​Active projects 

Potential project would re-design the intersection to better serve motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. This is a potential NCDOT project - CNIP would partner for a portion of this intersection project.

This project would complement the future Campbell Creek Greenway, by designing and constructing the crossing at Albemarle Road. The crossing will likely include nearby streetscape and/or pedestrian improvements.

This project consists of several sections of improvements that would connect the Evergreen Nature Preserve to Kilborne Park and, eventually, to the future Briar Creek Greenway where it crosses Eastway Dr. The projects that will create this link include:

Kilborne upgrade – Improvements to create a more complete street. This could include providing better pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, streetscape, and landscaping.

Norland/Evergreen upgrade – The complete street upgrade between Central and the Evergreen Nature Preserve will likely include sidewalks, bike lanes (or other bike facilities), and wayfinding.

Central/Kilborne/Norland intersection – The project would include pedestrian and bicycle improvements at the intersection (and approaches) and public space near the intersection to create community identity.

Public presentations & documents

CASH CNIP Planning Report