5k on the Greenway a Success!

What a day! We hoped that Mother Nature would cooperate but she has a mind of her own she brought the rain just in time for our 6pm start time. The flow of onsite registrations let us know that the runners were ready and the rain wasn't deterring them! At start time we had a record 307 registrants, up 20% from our inaugural event.

We are proud to announce that we are able to donate $2,500 to our community partner, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont (GISP) as part of their capital campaign, which translates to a $5,000 total donation due to a matching grand from the Levine Foundations. Their team of smiling ladies and macot, the Smiling G, stayed through the rain and had a great time.

We are grateful for all our sponsors, participants and vendors for sticking with us. We can't wait to do it again next year!

We hope that you checked out the photos we added on Facebook and remember to like us while you are there!



Foster Village Network Center Opens

Foster Village Network Center

Friday April 11th, Neighboring Concepts with Johnson C. Smith University's Dr. Ronald Carter, community members and city officials, gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former home of Dr. George E. Davis House. This celebration marks the grand opening of the new home to JCSU's Foster Village Network Center.

The historic former home of George E. Davis had undergone a complete renovation and restoration to house administrative offices and conference rooms for the new Foster Village. The vision of former foster father of four and JCSU President Dr. Ronald Carter, the new foster care initiative is a holistic program providing guidance and support to teens that have aged out of foster care as they navigate through the educational system and into college. Directly in line with the Neighboring Concepts mission, the newly restored Davis House will bring welcomed life and energy to the local community, enhance its surroundings and better the lives of its users.


Romare Bearden Park is Honored with Special Achievement Award

Romare Bearden Park is a recent recipient of the Special Achievement Award presented at the 2014 Center City Vision Awards. The park was recognized as a signature urban space for Center City Charlotte that will enrich the urban experience through its dynamic spaces and programming for generations to come.

Neighboring Concepts was part of a collaborative design team and responsible for the design of the arbor trellis, kiosk and restroom facilities. The park opened to the public in September 2013.

7-Eleven is moving into the neighborhood!
 


Morgan Property Group (MPG) has announced that they have purchased a site on Freedom Drive at Thrift Road, across from Wesley Village Apartments, that will be home to a brand new 7-Eleven. The location will host a 2,630 sq. ft.convenience store and 4 gas pumps. Construction, pending approval, will begin in 2Q 2014 and open by the end of the year. The Freedom Drive site was acquired by MPG, through its affiliate SDC IX Freedom, LLC, from FreeMoreWest member, E.C. Griffith Company.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 10,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 51,000 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries.

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