Historic Washington Heights Community

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Historic Washington Heights Community


Washington Heights - Our Historic Neighborhood -view history photos -www.historicwashingtonheightscharlotte.org

Washington Heights Community Association, Inc.(1910...
Vision: An historic neighborhood with a variety of stable housing opportunities and safe pedestrain-friendly streets that provide access to jobs, parks, transit, schools, businesses, and other resources.

Our History

The Washington Heights neighborhood, in the beginning, was not an inner city community but a street car suburb and is the only middle class streetcar suburb that has been found in North Carolina. It was the first neighborhood built especially for middle-income blacks, developed by Freehold Realty in 1913. Washington Heights included the first park for blacks in Charlotte, Watson Park, located at the end of the trolley line in the vicinity of the present Vest Water Works.
Click Here To Go To Historical Details http://www.cmhpf.org/neighborhoods/WashHts.htm
Named for Booker T. Washington.

Washington Heights a team of committed workers.

Washington Heights a true community.

The Next Step

"The Next Step on The Road Less Traveled..M.Scott Peck..
"In and through community lies the salvation of the world. Nothing is more important. Yet it is virtually impossible to describe community meaningful to someone who has never experienced it-and most of us have never had an experience of true community."

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About our association

Historic Washington Heights 1910

Vision and Concept from Historic Washington Heights Small Area Plan 2002

Reaching consensus on a vision statement early in the planning process helped guide the development of this neighborhood plan.

Historic Washington Heights has a strong sense of pride and place, formed by its tree lined streets, distinctive architecture, proximity to the city’s commercial and cultural heart, and history as a walkable urban neighborhood

The Vision

The Vision for historic Washington Heights is to develop and maintain an attractive, historic neighborhood that has a variety of stable housing opportunities and safe pedestrian friendly streets that provide access to jobs, parks, transit, schools, businesses and other resources. We wish to build on that sense of pride and place to make historic Washington Heights an even better neighborhood in which to live, work and play.

Our Neighborhood

...Offers a substantial mix of urban housing types, accommodating various income levels and household types.

...Has a strong element of neighborhood shops and businesses to complement downtown's regional commercial character.

...Has a pedestrian friendly atmosphere and allows people to comfortably meet most of their daily needs without an automobile, by such alternative means as walking, riding a bicycle or using public transportation.

...Maintains the beauty of its existing parks and provides opportunities for active and passive recreation for all age groups in a safe environment.

...Supports downtown as a regional arts and entertainment district that enhances the quality of life of its residents and is compatible with the neighborhoods scale and character.

...Recognizes the important role played by institutions such as churches, schools, colleges and universities, government offices and social service agencies and fosters a mutually respectful relationship between and among those institutions and neighborhood residents.


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