The Spirit is Plaza Midwood's neighborhood newsletter, which is distributed quarterly to every home in the neighborhood. You can find back issues of the newsletter HERE.
PMNA DOG PARK
PMNA has partnered with our friends at the Barnhardt Manufacturing Corporation to use a section of land along Clement Avenue (north of Hamorton Place) to create a new dog park for neighbors and their furry friends to enjoy. We're installing fenced areas for small and large dogs and will have the space maintained twice weekly by professional cleaners. The PMNA Dog Park is set to open in the Summer of 2021. Learn more HERE.
DOG WASTE STATIONS
PMNA has installed more than a dozen pet waste stations covering nearly every corner of the neighborhood. Each station is professionally maintained by Charlotte Poop 911 on a weekly basis, with the cost of that service covered by our great sponsors.
To view a full map of dog waste stations in Plaza Midwood, click HERE.
YARD OF THE MONTH
Each month, PMNA awards a Yard of the Month winner to the neighbor whose yard, garden or decor helps make the neighborhood beautiful.
To nominate a neighbor for Yard of the Month, click HERE.
Winners receive a complimentary bouquet from Nectar.
Plaza Midwood’s Yard of the month is sponsored by Nectar Floral Designs, one of our great neighborhood florists. Each month’s winning home receives a bouquet of flowers from Nectar.
For a full list of past winners, click HERE.
The Midwood Park Community Garden was created in the summer of 2005 by Plaza Midwood residents interested in beautifying an unused lot near the tennis court in Midwood Park. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is our partner in this effort to create a beautiful, horticulturally-rich space where children and adults can learn about preserving wildlife habitats, gardening with native plants, composting and other environmental-friendly practices
A new intiative led by residents in Plaza Midwood, and sponsored by the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association (PMNA) to enhance the Plaza with landscaping, art, placemaking and other beautification elements - ultimately creating a people-oriented place that encourages people to get out of their cars and experience the street by walking, running, biking, scooting, or skating! Click HERE to find out more.
STROLL and ROLL
Stroll & Roll is a resident-driven PMNA initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycling safety on Plaza Midwood's main corridors through traffic calming measures, safer street design, and improved ped/bike facilities. What began with this petition has since evolved into several aspects of transportation that impacts our community. Check out more details HERE!
NEIGHBORHOOD SKILL SESSIONS
In cooperation with the neighborhood associations in Belmont, NoDa and Commonwealth-Morningside, Plaza Midwood hosts monthly educational sessions for neighbors – usually free of charge – on various topics of interest, from how to research the history of your house to training your dog to saving for retirement.
PMNA provides ongoing support to local schools through funding suplies and uniforms, afterschool programs and career readiness programs like the Student Entrepreneur Summit.
The Student Entrepreneur Summit is hosted by PMNA, Midwood Merchants, and local businesses and neighbors. The SES connects high school students in high risk areas with business owners and community leaders. Learn more about it HERE and HERE.
LAND USE GROUP
The Plaza Midwood Land Use Group meets every Third Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Southern Strain Brewery, 1800 Central Ave. to discuss landuse changes in the neighborhood. The group was formed in 2014 to address the need for a consistent and informed neighborhood voice in development issues impacting Plaza Midwood. We have held consistent monthly meetings since February 2016.
Meetings are open to all. Property Owners, Renters, Developers and Neighborhood enthusiasts are all encouraged to attend and participate.
Find more about Plaza Midwood's Land Use group, along with meeting minutes HERE.
The Transportation Committee serves as a point of contact between the Plaza Midwood neighborhood and transportation-related groups, such as CATS and CDOT. It meets quarterly with CDOT to address larger systematic transportation issues, with the aim to improve the use and safety of all forms of transportation (including pedestrian, bicycle, scooter, car, and public transit) and connectivity with the surrounding neighborhoods.
Report a transportation issue HERE
BEST OF PLAZA MIDWOOD
Each quarter, we honor a neighbor, merchant and educator who have had a positive impact on Plaza Midwood. We'll have a story on each winner in the subsequent issue of The Spirit, along with details in our monthly e-newsletters.
View past winners HERE.
Among the many projects PMNA has supported and completed in recent years:
- Signal Box Wraps
- Trash Cans in the commercial district
- Art mural on The Nook
- Artistic Garden Rail in Midwood Park
- Dog Waste Stations
- Student Entrepreneur Summit
- Movie Nights in Midwood Park
- Inside|Out art bike ride