Inside Charlotte / Renaissance West:
The mission at Renaissance West is to promote a collaborative community centered on quality housing, education, health, wellness and opportunity.
Renaissance West Community Initiative
Philosophically we are doing something holistically and comprehensively so we’ll see lasting change. We have to look at education, housing, family support and job training, among other things. It’s the first time in Charlotte we acknowledged we have to do all of it.
RWCI Executive Director
110 Units of senior housing opened in Phase I; the Retreat at Renaissance. Phase II, The Residences at Renaissance, included 74 units of mixed-income housing. An additional 150 mixed-income family units are under construction as part of Phase III.
$30 million Funding through voter-approved bonds to complete construction of a new Pre K–8 school by 2017.
15,150 Square foot John T. Crawford Renaissance Center was built to house a fitness center, pool, classrooms, computer lab, laundry, and a cafe. The LEED certified building also houses RWCI's offices.
A Renaissance in Charlotte
Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) is driving a collaborative approach to holistic community redevelopment. The initiatives focuses on multiple critical factors, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, health and wellness services, and commercial investment.
The Essentials to Success
The redevelopment of Boulevard Homes provides the neighborhood the opportunity to benefit from a holistic community development effort. The Renaissance West Community Initiative is working to ensure children and families in this community have the resources they need to be successful, including a premier educational village.
Education is the Centerpiece
The newly constructed school will serve as a centerpiece for the community, and integrate wraparound services, such as health care and academic enrichment programs. As a community school, the facility will be open extended hours and provide additional services, programs, and community activities.