Town of Waxhaw Projects in Progress

Below is a list of major projects that the Town of Waxhaw is working on. These are town funded projects and not developer projects. For a list of current developer projects, please visit

Traffic Light and Turn Lane Improvements: Intersection of NC 16 & Gray Byrum Road

Location: Intersection of NC 16 & Gray Byrum Road

The town will pay for this improvement in order to expedite the project and improve the safety of the intersection. NCDOT will administer the construction. 

Project Status: Municipal agreement executed by Town. Agreement and check being sent to NCDOT for full execution. Anticipating contract letting in Fall 2020 and construction starting in Spring 2021. 

Funding Source: Capital Project Fund/Small Transportation Fund 

Estimated Cost: $500,000.00

Link to plans

Estimated completion: Spring 2021

Gray Byrum Light Plans

Public Services/Parks and Recreation Operations Building

Location: 4220 Waxhaw-Marvin Road (corner of Waxhaw-Marvin Road and Kensington Drive)

The town intends to construct a building and supporting structures to house its Public Services and Parks and Recreation Department operations. The facility will be designed to accommodate current and expand on future service demands. 

Project Status: Received 19 Statements of Qualification from design firms. Under review for interview selection. Anticipate award of design contract in Fall 2020. 

Funding Source: Capital Plan Reserve Fund for Design Firm; TBD for Building

Estimated Cost: TBD

Link to plans will be here once received.

Estimated completion: 2022

Website Redesign

The town is redesigning the website. Moving the current website to a new content management platform and updating the overall design will make the site easier for staff to update on a regular basis and easier for end-users to find information.  

Project Status: Contract initiated with a preferred vendor. Project kick-off mid-October.

Funding Source: General Fund – Administration expenditure

Estimated Cost: $30,000 

Estimated completion: Spring 2021

Downtown Pedestrian Safety Project – Phase 1

Location: Downtown Historic Pedestrian Bridge to the Mill on Main.

Installation of sidewalk from the bridge to the Mill on Main. Install an automated crossing light (Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon) at the bridge to cross South Main Street.   

Project Status: Encroachment acquisition

Funding Source: Powell Bill

Estimated Cost: approx. $60,000

Link to plans: TAP Grant Complete Plans (Includes all phases)

Estimated Completion: Spring 2021

Downtown Central Park Master Plan Update

Location: Givens Street, 2 blocks south of South Main Street (NC 75) between Broad and Church Streets. 

The town owns 9.9 acres of land on the south side of downtown that has been identified by the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan as the top priority to develop into a neighborhood park. Updating the plan will help to make it more competitive for grant opportunities. A completion date by January will allow the town to apply for Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant money when the 2021 cycle opens. 

Project Status: Receiving RFPs, due September 25th

Funding Source: General Fund – Parks and Recreation Dept expenditure  

Estimated Cost: $25,000

Estimated completion: January 2021

Price Street On Street Parking Improvements

Location: Adjacent to the Methodist Church, across from Ardmore Apartments

The town has executed a contract to construct a total of 9 new public parking spaces to add to the public parking space inventory in downtown. 

Project Status: Contract executed. 

Funding Source: Powell Bill Fund

Estimated Cost: $55,000

Link to plans: Price Street Parking Exhibit

Estimated completion: Fall 2020

Price Parking Exhibit v4 2020.08.12

Emergency Operations Plan

The town has contracted with On Target Preparedness to update and complete an Emergency Operation Plan for the town. This plan will serve as the primary guide for how the town establishes procedures and protocols during emergency events. 

Project Status: Project kick-off meeting is complete. Plan update is in the development stage.

Funding Source: General Fund – Emergency Management expenditure

Estimated Cost: $13,000

Estimated Completion: Spring 2021