CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Plaza Midwood celebrated a big milestone Tuesday. Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Commonwealth Avenue-The Plaza business corridor project.
Work began in February of 2012. Improvements to the area include additional pedestrian crossings, new sidewalks, benches and bike lanes.
"In this neighborhood in particular, it's a great representation of the kinds of neighborhoods that are going to be real 21st century neighborhoods: a little bit of old, a little bit of new, a great mix of young folks, older folks, all kinds of businesses," said Danny Pleasant, Director of Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Another big objective for the project was to add additional parking in Plaza Midwood.
Drivers are required to reverse angle park, which has received some criticism, but officials say it's safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.