Friends of Queens Park New Park Proposal for Charlotte, North Carolina

The newly proposed 37-acre park would be between 36th Street and Matheson Avenue, just south of North Tryon Street. To help put it into perspective: Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte is 5.4 acres. The proposed park is seven times that size, and it's right on the outskirts of NoDa.

The group unveiled the scaled back plans Thursday. The size of the park is down from the original 220 acres that would have included the railyard. The group's vision for the park hasn't changed, though. They want one that focuses heavily on public art that could become a top Charlotte destination.

Friends of Queens Park hopes to secure a public-private partnership to make their dream a reality. He hopes to capitalize on the expected growth along North Tryon.

"The county is already moving forward with a park in this area, along 36th," Spengler said. "The vision our group has is to triple the size of that."

Melissa Gaston is executive director for the North End Community Coalition, which is made up of eight neighborhoods that surround Camp North End.

The park could connect to the Cross Charlotte trail and the NoDa light rail stop -- two key connections that could turn the industrial area into Charlotte's next boom.

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