First Ward, Charlotte, NC Uptown is located directly east of the Trade and Tryon intersection. It’s the east quadrant that is bounded by the northwest side of North Tryon and the southwest side of East Trade.
The first ward is the home of the Center City Building which is where the uptown campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is located. The Center City Building is part of an urban village project of Levine Properties.
Current attractions in First Ward, Charlotte, NC include: The Main Library, ImaginOn Children’s Learning Center, the Spirit Square portion of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Time Warner Cable Arena (home of the Charlotte Hornets), Levine Museum of the New South, a new condo project a Tryon & 6th called Encore that will help preserve and further solidify the historic gems of Charlotte, as well as the newly developed First Ward Park.
In the past, the First Ward was deemed one of Charlotte’s most dangerous neighborhoods. But due to a major revitalization under a HUD HOPE VI grant in the early 1993, it has evolved to become one of the most desirable and sought after areas in Charlotte with significant development activity. Several new developments are still in construction and planning stages for First Ward, Charlotte, NC. So stay tuned for more great things to come in First Ward Uptown Charlotte!