NoDa NBA Goals & Review


As we look back at 2018, it is amazing to see what we accomplished:

  • Engagement: Increased overall dues-paying members to 138 residents (64% growth from 2017!)
  • Interaction: Increased average NBA meeting attendance to 70 people (up 43%), with a high of 116
  • Safety: Launched Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Effort to identify, prioritize, and address neighborhood concerns; Met with City Council and CDOT quarterly to manage progress
  • Greenification: Funded and installed eight new trashcans in the Business District to address trash problems, held three clean-up events, and banded trees
  • Events: Hosted numerous free events, including: Janes’ Walk, Ghosts & Legends, Drinks & Thinks (4), KiDaWEEN, Krampus, Novant Marathon Cheer Party, Skill Sessions
  • Transportation: Welcomed the opening of the Light Rail and re-opening of 36th St after years of waiting
  • Development: Worked with the City, Neighbors, and Developers on seven rezonings, with positive approval alignment with the City Council, used rezonings and interactions with Developers and City to encourage plans that align with our neighborhood goals (e.g., Green, historic preservation, safety, parking / bikes, etc.), and received promise of $30k for art across all projects
  • Branding / Advocacy: Grew our brand, including growing our Instagram followership by over 30%, relaunching our website (, and expanding distribution of 11 issues of NoDa News to build awareness of our neighborhood and support our businesses.

Looking into 2019, we have no plans to slow down and have big goals to accomplish. During the January NBA meeting, we engagement the association to hear what you would like us to focus on in 2019. Belo is what we heard:

  • Increase NBA Interaction & Engagement: Continue to build upon the increased membership and participation of residents, including renters, and businesses
  • Improve NBA Membership Benefits / Transparency: Improve how we explain value of membership in the organization and explore tangible business bundled membership plan
  • Increase Brand Awareness: Continue to increase brand awareness across Charlotte and improving partnership with neighbors and businesses to expand the events we bring to our neighbors and visitors
  • Work with Developers and City to Achieve NoDa Mission
  • Continue Holistic Efforts to Improve Pedestrian Safety & Traffic: Continue to liaise with the City to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the neighborhood, including additional stop signs, lighting, speed reductions, and addressing dangerous intersections
  • Revamp Defunct NBA Committees: Bring NoDaRioty, Vision, and Business Council Committees back to life and find new volunteers to help lead and support them
  • Reestablish our Arts District Focus and Support of Artists
  • Initiate the Process to Refresh the NoDa Vision Plan