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The Loop

A neighborhood-defining asset born from the needs of the community and designed by the City of Charlotte.


Introducing The Loop

As SouthPark has evolved into a highly desirable urban district nestled in a suburban area, the need for a vibrant, inclusive community center has emerged.

The Loop is a 3 mile urban trail that creates and connects great places in the SouthPark area. This pedestrian-centered initiative will create a healthy, vibrant, colorful, and convenient activity center, featuring a variety of amenity zones, programming, and art.

Connecting SouthPark's Experiences

With the promise of connecting SouthPark’s experiences, the Loop will ensure SouthPark continues its maturation as a great destination for businesses, residents and visitors. Through broad community partnerships and investments by private and public sector partners, the Loop has built momentum, particularly throughout a one-mile segment of its alignment that spans Cameron Valley Parkway through Rexford Road and Coca-Cola Plaza. 

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One Mile Down

Completing the first contiguous mile of the Loop will be key in showcasing the potential of this catalyst project. This initiative will connect the two completed Loop segments along Apex SouthPark and The Colony and tie into Highwoods’ and the City of Charlotte’s planned intersection improvements along Cameron Valley Parkway and Carnegie Boulevard.

This effort, along with completing the remaining two miles, will require easements along the alignment, and private and public funding to complete design, engineering, and construction work. As this first mile comes into focus, SouthPark Community Partners will continue bringing the Loop to life across the entire three-mile path via wayfinding, public art, furniture and creative programming.

Features of The Loop

  • 14' multi-use path that is accessible to pedestrians and bicycles, connecting key neighborhood centers.
  • Custom wayfinding signage and lighting to create a unique sense of place.
  • Amenity zones with bright benches, trash cans, and bike racks that will amplify the neighborhood's vibrancy.
  • Comfortable seating and activity areas.
  • Colorful, playful public art along the path.

Project Status

Two segments of The Loop have been constructed:

  • 400 feet along Roxborough Parkway Drive connected to The Colony apartments
  • 800 feet on Carnegie Boulevard adjacent to Apex SouthPark

Plus:

  • Loop-branded crosswalks have been installed at the intersections of Sharon Road and Carnegie Boulevard, Sharon and Fairview Roads, and Carnegie Boulevard and Barclay Downs Drive.

There are currently additional sections of The Loop in active planning. 

Loop Framework Plan

You can learn more about the vision and inspiration for The Loop by reading the Loop Framework Plan, which was created by Kimley-Horn and the City of Charlotte in 2019.

READ THE FRAMEWORK PLAN

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHPARK CNIP PLAN

Partners

The Loop would not be possible without support from a coalition of government, business, and community leaders.

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If you’re interested in Loop-related partnership or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lizzy Sirkin, SCP’s Vice President of Partnerships.

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